Even the Men in Black have to answer to the mayor.
Hizzoner's office Tuesday booted Will Smith's gargantuan movie-set trailer from its parking spot on a SoHo street yesterday, after residents and shopkeepers went ballistic over the massive 53-foot, 30-ton mobile mansion.
"To balance the interests of the production and the neighborhood, we have instructed 'Men in Black III' to relocate the trailer to a private lot," the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting said, according to The New York Post.
The double-decker trailer, called "The Heat," is 1,150 square feet and features a movie room with a 100-in screen, marble floors, a lounge, work offices and a full bedroom, the Post said. It was being rented for $9,000 per week, and reportedly sells for around $2 million.
The production brought the trailer to SoHo on Monday, along with 25 other trucks and another titanic, 55-foot trailer with a full gym, and neighbors instantly called for it to move out, decrying its overwhelming loom over the area. The Post first reported the story.
Sony, which is producing the movie, told amNewYork: "This trailer has been used many times in this city by different studios on various movies over the years, and while its use has never been an issue before, we regret any inconvenience it may have caused," adding that it will be moved to a private spot.
Reps for Smith didn't return calls for comment.