Blizzards are very, very hard to shoot. They're very uncomfortable, the crew hates them, the actors hate them. I hate them because they sometimes look really fake, and then you have to do them again. It's really no joy to shoot a blizzard. It's probably also not a joy to be in one.
I think sport in general affects what people see in movies. I always try to explain to people in Hollywood that we have to make movies more like sport because, in sport, everything can happen and it's so much better than movies in some ways.
I thought it must be pure science fiction. But when I checked it out I found a lot of magazine articles that actually supported the theory behind the book which was incredible. That's when I decided to acquire the rights of the book and everything went from there.
I was visiting Mayan ruins in Mexico, and staying in a small hotel adjacent to a jungle. As I pulled my pants on one morning, my foot pushed out a furry object from inside one of the legs. I didn_t realize until it righted itself and started to move that it was a tarantula!
Soccer is becoming more and more popular in the United States especially with kids, and I think every kid who plays soccer in America loves Manchester United. There was never any question we were going to use any other team in the movie and it got a big chuckle at some of the test screenings!