Empires of the Deep Reviews
The stories about budget are a confessed lie from the producers (real estate investor in his first film project) . Also another lie was that Monica Bellucci would be the main character which never was intended, Olga Kurylenko was just an attempt of getting someone a little known to maybe save the film.
There were 5 different directors through the process, the previous 4 were giving up of the project when in contact with the reality of the shooting process, the production crew in general (specially actors) were very poorly treated and many didn't receive their agreed salaries.
And independent of being paid or not, I'm sure this film has changes of being one of the worst films ever.