Reign of Fire (2002) Poster



The method by which the dragons expel fire was inspired by two actual animals; the spitting cobra and bombardier beetle.
It was filmed in Ireland, in the Wicklow Mountains. They were only allowed to film there under the condition that they clean up entirely after themselves, without damaging the landscape.
The preview claims that the film is set in 2084. Yet the actual movie itself gives the date as sometime in the 2020s.
Jack Gleeson plays an uncredited role as a member of the audience watching Christian Bale's Star Wars act. They would also share a scene years later in Batman Begins (2005).
Denton tells his men to line up 20 yards South by Southwest. Being a Texan, Matthew McConaughey is referencing Austin's annual music festival, South by Southwest (SXSW).
Some planned scenes had to be scrapped due to the very strict filming conditions placed on the crew as a result of the government response to the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease that was happening in the British countryside at the time.
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