Earlier this week it was reported that Will Smith will star in and produce an as yet to be titled Columbia film based on the life of explorer Dr. S. Allen Counter of Harvard University. Now, IGN Filmforce and The Boston Herald caught up with Dr. Counter who talked about the news:
"The film will be based largely on truth and factual things, but they do take a certain license you know. What they proposed to me was a film based on the adventures in one of my books on the North Pole. ... They'd use the exciting stories, the difficulties, the problems I ran into trekking over the ice - and , of course, there were good guys and bad guys".
Counter says "It makes me laugh when I sit there and listen to them (Will and producer Debbie Allen) recreate my life. They make it seem so exciting. I expect filming to take place 'all over,' including Greenland and the Amazon, but I understand that they have to make such films in Canada because of costs"
Thanks to 'Stax'