In fact, the ground breaking CGI techniques used on 2012 convinced Emmerich that his team could convincingly, and cost effectively, recreate an historically accurate 400-year-old landscape on the screen.
The director made a first, tentative, attempt to get Anonymous (then called Soul of the Age) off the ground some six years ago but the cost of building accurate period sets and filming on location with historical buildings meant that the budget would have rocketed and wasnt, at the time, feasible.
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The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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