siting here in the parking lot across from the beautiful Pargue Loge, an iconic spot in Rio that we are using as General Garza’s palace. Nestled just above the structure is the beautiful statue of Jesus. It’s a clear cool night and I am a happy camper. So for those of you who asked me to stop complaining about the weather…your wish is my commmand.
Sly is directing tonight – he’s not in any of the scenes. the actors all seem pleasantly surprised that he is an actor’s director. I think you will see some damn good performances. Sly is also a visionary – he knows exactly what this movie is and exactly how it should look and is confident enough to make some pretty daring choices.
i asked the art director about the seaplane and he told me it is an Albatross, built in the ’50′s. There were approximately 500 built by Gruman in the US and somewhere between 5 and 30 still fly. Originally used for search and rescue . the one we use in a way too cool scene was piloted by stunt pilot/professional Lynne Hunt. I love the fact the fuel tanks can be jettisoned in case of emergency.
Someone asked how much Sly weighs now – he lost 32 pounds since Rambo and currently weighs in at 180.
Danny Trejo us not in the film. Sly met with him and wanted him but when he rewrote the script he needed a different look.
ok I’m not a big star gazer but i am soooo excited about Jet Li. He starts work on Monday…should be lots to write about when the 3 of them are together.
they jsut called lunch (it’s 11pm) so I’m off to the food room.
here’s a shot from the set in COlonia…my talent as a photographer is a little lacking but you get the point
Ciao or Tchau for now