Friday, May 8, 2009

Sorcerer's Curse?

Yesterday afternoon, a building partially collapsed--or threatened to--on 14th Street at 7th Avenue.

"It's cracked," an onlooker in the crowd said of 150 West 14th, former home of a gay porno shop. Residents had been evacuated and the city Office of Emergency Management was on hand, hanging out under the already erected scaffolding. Behind the yellow tape, we waited for some bricks to fall but nothing doing.

Anyway, buildings collapse all the time, right? So here's the spooky part. What movie is slated to film in front of this building later this week?

Hint: The movie has already racked up two freak accidents in the past week, a car crash on 7th and 50th that injured 8 and another in Times Square that struck 2 pedestrians and a Sbarro. Plus: A dry cleaners went up in flames on the same corner in Park Slope where this movie was being filmed.

You guessed it: Nic Cage's The Sorcerer's Apprentice is slated to shoot in front of this collapsed building. The lamp posts are plastered with Sorcerer signage.

Warning to the city: If you see these orange signs, duck and cover!


joy said...

Hahahaah - my FB status on the way home said, "Everyone stay out of Chelsea, sorcerer's apprentice is shooting. Don't want to get hurt."

Someone/thing is seriously working its karma mojo with this shoot!

Bowery Boogie said...

this movie is cursed. so bizarre!

geoff matters said...

Don't forget about the (multiple?) collapsing roofs in chinatown, drains clogged with confetti from the film shoot!

ShatteredMonocle said...

Aren't there movie sets that look like NYC? Why do they need to do this here, smashing the place up?

Fuck this movie.

Fancy for nyc said...

There are so many buildings in the city that are in such bad shape, I am glad no one was hurt in this accident.