Viggo Mortensen says that filming in New Orleans was "very intense." But what better way to show abandoned urban life than the still devastated areas from Hurricane Katrina? "There are still parts of the city that haven't been touched," says Mortenson. "You still see the water-line marks on some houses. The marquee of the movie house still has the same movie that was playing that day."
via Dimension Films
It sort of hurts my heart to know that there are places in this country that can mimic a post-apocalyptic wasteland with little effort. It makes me wonder about the people who live there everyday, and how they feel about it.