Some of the scenes for the upcoming sequel to “National Treasure” starring Nicolas Cage scheduled to be filmed here Saturday have been canceled due to rain in the forecast.
That meant calling almost 200 of the extras cast from the Rapid City area to let them know they will not be needed.
Maryellen Aviano, casting coordinator for the film, said the decision isn’t personal.
The National Weather Service is forecasting at least a 50 percent chance of rain for Saturday into the evening.
The odds of rain are too high for directors to risk the time and effort it takes to shoot scenes in a major movie.
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In related news, the studio has done some cool things for a school which usually holds its prom every year at Mount Rushmore but can’t this time because of the filming.