"The producers had to fly to London because Russell and Ridley won't talk to each other. Every time they stop filming, it costs the production millions of dollars," the New York Post quoted an insider as saying.
Crowe's publicist, Alan Nierob, however, denied the reports of any rift between the A listers, insisting: "It's a good scene down there. Everything is on schedule." Universal chairman Marc Shmuger added: "Ridley and Russell asked us to visit to see more than an hour of footage they've already shot, which was nothing short of spectacular. We couldn't be more excited by what we saw."
“Russell and Ridley are working on their fifth film together and have one of the strongest and most collaborative working relationships. When it's news that a studio chairman and a film's producer Brian Grazer visit a production, it must be a very slow gossip day."