In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, the comet movie that had a tight deadline, and the Arnie comedy with an unusual deal behind it.
1998’s Deep Impact was to have been directed by Steven Spielberg – but with Armageddon on the horizon, some fast action was needed. Even though the project originated decades before.
Much faster to the screen was 1988’s Twins, a film that made Arnold Schwarzenegger more money than his first few Terminator films, such was the groundbreaking deal that was struck.
Stories of both are discussed in this episode.