Wednesday, May 22, 2019

"How a 7-Foot-3 Serbian Basketball Player Got Cast in John Wick 3"

Vulture:

Stahelski stumbled into the public library to avoid the weather and suddenly had an epiphany. “The way I shoot [action] choreography is to subvert the normal,” the director says. “I thought, Let’s make it so difficult that it’s hard to [fight]. How do you do that? Supertight space. And let’s get the biggest guy we can find.” That supertight space became the library.

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“He’s got the biggest hands in the NBA, so that’s why you see all these face grabs.