In a Post-Apocalyptic New York, There Will Be Lightsabers


Use the force, Will.Photos: Everett Bogue

Yesterday afternoon we brought you Intern Everett’s photos from Washington Square Park, where production crews for a forthcoming Will Smith movie were turning the central fountain into a post-apocalyptic wasteland by means of a large, inflatable thing. Eager Everett went back last night, when presumably the shooting was taking place, to see just how much more post-apocalyptic things would get. Not very, he reports: “The extent of what they were bordered on nothing. They spent an hour with a giant jungle-leaf thing, putting it in various positions in front of a light so that it’d reflect up at the monument and cast a giant leaf shadow.” On the other hand, there was also a lightsaber battle. And you can’t complain about that.

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