It started as a line in the script:
INSERT [PARIS] A comet races towards the earth and destroys the Eiffel Tower.
After doing some initial storyboarding and planning I presented an alternative to the director and producers. The Eiffel Tower (along with all of Paris) had been suitably destroyed in Armageddon (1998) so perhaps we should consider something closer to “home” for our characters, the Colosseum. it was agreed and written into the script. Continue reading