8. Director ignored a good kicking
If Arnold Schwarzenegger kicks you, chances are you’re going to shut up. Unless you’re director Paul Verhoeven. The belligerent filmmaker wanted a large budget for his controversial ’90s piece Crusade – a movie said to have been based on the wars against the Arabs and the Jews. However, after some tough negotiating between director, actor and studio regarding the budget, Verhoeven flew off the handle when he couldn’t guarantee that he wouldn’t go over the $100 million budget – despite Arnie’s shin-kicking attempts under the table to get him to calm down.
9. Filming was just disastrous
The constant cancelation of China’s answer to Avatar has become something of a cinema legend in recent years. Despite filming starting way back in 2010, this picture has suffered some of the most chopped and changed parts of any movie in recent memory. It’s had four people in the director’s chair, numerous changes to the cast and some apparently awful test screenings. This means that in 2017, Empires of the Deep is no closer to seeing the light of day than it was seven years ago.