Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Filming ‘Poseidon Adventure’ A Carnival Ride For Cast Members

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The upcoming remake of The Poseidon Adventure is supposed to be a disaster movie but it was more of “a carnival ride” for cast members Steve Guttenberg and C. Thomas Howell.

That’s because the set was built like an upside-down ship with, Howell says, “a Christmas tree bolted on the ceiling” and what Guttenberg describes as “a giant bingo spinner” capable of turning entire rooms over as they filled with water.

Howell says he was intrigued by the set, especially because his father was a stuntman on the original 1972 film. However, he and Guttenberg didn’t have crewmembers turn rooms around in between takes because being in four-and-a-half feet of water in a seven-foot room tends to inspire claustrophobia.

The Poseidon Adventure airs Nov. 20 on NBC and Guttenberg predicts it will be a success because, in his words, “It’s always fun to see people trapped in a box.”

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