Troy director Wolfgang Petersen was unconcerned when Brad Pitt tore his Achilles' tendon whilst filming the lavish new epic - because he was so confident about the movie.

Pitt was out of action for weeks while he recovered from the injury, but Petersen refused to worry about the lost time and money on the $185 million (GBP103 million), because he was convinced he was making a classic film.

He explains, "What kept us going was the fact we had a great movie. If there had been any doubts about what we doing it would have been impossible to have gone through all this.

"But this is one of the greatest stories of all time."

22/04/2004 13:34