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  • Director Stephen Norrington And Sean Connery Fought About Absolutely Everything on Random 'League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' Behind-The-Scenes Stories

    (#1) Director Stephen Norrington And Sean Connery Fought About Absolutely Everything

    Sean Connery and director Stephen Norrington did not get along. "Connery isn’t very pleased with how this is going,” a crew member told Entertainment Weekly. ”He’s not used to being kept waiting on a movie set. I mean, he’s 72 years old. And he’s Sean Connery.” That crew member was referring to their current situation, which saw Connery sitting in his trailer for several hours while Norrington fussed with camera angles and lighting. 

    And before you go assuming Connery was just being an over-demanding actor, it's worth noting more complaints came out of the crew about Norrington. "This director doesn’t know what he wants,” another crew member complained to EW. "He’ll do 10 setups when you usually only do two. Most of this movie is going to end up on the cutting-room floor - if it ever gets finished.”

  • Connery Accepted The Role Because He'd Just Passed On Two Successful Films He Didn't Understand on Random 'League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' Behind-The-Scenes Stories

    (#4) Connery Accepted The Role Because He'd Just Passed On Two Successful Films He Didn't Understand

    Sean Connery famously turned down the role of Gandalf in the first Lord of the Rings film as well as that of Morpheus in The Matrix. Obviously, from a financial standpoint, these moves were ill-advised at best. But when Connery read the scripts, he just couldn't understand what they were trying to do, so he passed.

    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was no different. Connery read the script, concluded it was another nerdy project, then accepted the role of Allan Quatermain precisely for the same reason he passed on the previous two roles. That proved to be another grand miscalculation. 

  • Production Shut Down For A Full Day Because A Prop Didn't Look Realistic Enough on Random 'League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' Behind-The-Scenes Stories

    (#2) Production Shut Down For A Full Day Because A Prop Didn't Look Realistic Enough

    The best example of director Stephen Norrington's tyranny is the time he shut down production for a full day because he felt a prop didn't look sufficiently realistic. This led to one of the many "shouting matches" between Sean Connery and Norrington, one that was even rumored to result in a physical altercation between the two, with some saying they almost came to blows, while others reported they actually did throw punches.

    A stagehand told EW, "I’ve never been on a set as tense as this. Everybody just wants to go home.”

  • Alan Moore, The Creator Of 'LXG,' Didn't Even Deign To See The Movie on Random 'League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' Behind-The-Scenes Stories

    (#7) Alan Moore, The Creator Of 'LXG,' Didn't Even Deign To See The Movie

    When Fox wanted Alan Moore to take a look at the script and provide feedback, he apparently declined as he "wanted nothing to do with the film," according to LXG illustrator Kevin O'Neill. There are rumors Moore saw the film (and hated it), but others report Moore claims to never have seen it.

    It's unclear where the truth lies, but whether or not he actually saw the movie, he's definitely not happy about what they did to his work. 

  • Stephen Norrington May Have Even Told Sean Connery To Punch Him on Random 'League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' Behind-The-Scenes Stories

    (#3) Stephen Norrington May Have Even Told Sean Connery To Punch Him

    There were a lot of different stories coming out of the set, often contradictory ones about the exact way things went down between Sean Connery and Stephen Norrington. An anonymous crew worker said Norrington provoked Connery, allegedly saying, “I'm sick of it! Come on, I want you to punch me in the face.”

    Connery recalls Norrington simply asking, “Do you want to hit me?” to which he responded, “Don’t tempt me.” There did seem to be some agreement that Connery threatened to have Norrington fired. In the end, it's remarkable they finished the movie together at all.

  • Just As Filming Began, The Worst Weather In Over 100 Years Hit Europe, Causing $7 Million In Damage To The Production on Random 'League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' Behind-The-Scenes Stories

    (#10) Just As Filming Began, The Worst Weather In Over 100 Years Hit Europe, Causing $7 Million In Damage To The Production

    When destructive storms struck Europe in the late summer of 2002, including the filming location of Prague, there was immediate chaos. Flooding caused $7 million in damage to the production alone, and much of the cast and crew actually had to leave Prague for safer conditions.

    All in all, production was delayed by two weeks right out of the gate. An inauspicious start, to say the least. However, Fox wasn't willing to accept any excuses, so the production was not given more time; they were just told to finish the project in more of a hurry, chafing director Stephen Norrington pretty much on day one.

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League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a famous sci-fi action film that was released in 2003. The film is based on comic series of the same name by Alan Moore. Several protagonists are classic characters in 19th-century literary masterpieces. The film tells the story of 7 talented human elites fighting against evil forces. The filming project of the League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen is complicated, and the whole filming process is very difficult.

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