2005_07_september11.jpgSo, ABC has already started filming its mini-series based on the 9/11 Commssion Report. The producers had a press conference during the TV critic's press tour, and it seems that the movie will focus on the days leading up to September 11, with 180 characters, including Harvey Keitel as FBI agent-turned-World Trade Center security head John O'Neill. What Gothamist found extremely strange about this project is that it's being shot mostly in Toronto, with some filming in New York and Morocco. Producer Marc Platt said, "That was simply because of production logistics and costs. There was nothing about us not wanting to be [filming] in New York City." Logistics and cost our ass! So what if parts of Washington is shut down? Lower Manhattan isn't completely shut down, as he claims, because if Law & Order can shoot down there, why can't a TV movie? You can totally cheat locations. The way we look at it, if you film a movie about what America went through on September 11 in Toronto, you're letting the terorrists win. The mini-series will air sometime in 2006; NBC is no longer pursuing their September 11 movie.

Cover from New York September 11 by Magnum Photographers