today was one of those days when you realize just how BIG this film is. With 2 units shooting, 300 crew members, half who speak only Portuguese, car stunt, Statham hanging out of a plane, explosives, hundred extras and 85 degree heat with 85% humidity. But through it all Sly has kept his cool while acting, directing and tweaking lines with his cast. Thank God tomorrow is all on a process trailer!! Then we head back to Rio to get into the meat of the action – Sly has written and Chad out stunt coordinator has choreographed a freakin amazing battle. I’ve worked on a few action films (T3, Collateral Damage,Eraser, Sixth Day) but I can tell you THIS IS BIG!! it is also the biggest film ever shot in Brazil (The Hulk doesn’t count). It is clear the village of Mangaratiba will never be the same. they have been very gracious as we took over the town but as I said before this is the biggest thing to happen here… ever. So I will be quiet for the next 3 days to regroup and relax. It has been non-stop since we landed 8 days ago. Ciao for now.