James Franco and Tyrese Gibson reportedly did not get along during filming. In a 2007 interview with Playboy, Gibson said that he would never wanted to work with Franco ever again, and claims that he feels the same way. Franco responded in an interview with Complex that he and Gibson had made up, or in his case, tried to make up with him after production wrapped, saying that he had nothing personal against Gibson, but guessed that there were a lot of misunderstandings.
Donnie Wahlberg's character, Lt. Burton (O-3), wore incorrect rank throughout the movie. The rank insinia on his uniform was that of a Lt. Commander (O-4) which would not be referred to as "Lt." but, either Lt. Commander or simply Commander.