Crank 2/Game directors talk 3D
The directors of Crank 2 and Game, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, have been talking about their upcoming films and reveal that their next project is a DC Comics adaptation, that one of their films will be in 3D, and that the stunts and effects for both Crank 2 and Game are going to be pretty spectacular.
Game is completed filming and Crank 2: High Voltage is about to start and both promise huge action sequences.
Mark Neveldine reveals that Game is going to be huge and talks about some of the set pieces that are coming, as well as the camera work they've been doing – which genuinely sounds interesting. However the most interesting part for me is when he talks about an effect they're going to use for Crank 2 – a moving bullet camera.
Now that sounds really amazing, and thinking what the bullet camera did and imagining that moving and capturing a complete moving shot, not just a still moment of action, would be astounding to see.
Now I'm not sure if he's joking or pushing the idea before it's ready, but he does suggest that Crank 2: High Voltage will be in 3D. Now this is a film that I think could work in 3D because it's more about the visuals and set pieces than it is about a plot, and I don't mean that in an offensive way because I enjoyed Crank (Filmstalker review).
The big reveal is their next film after Crank 2, and that's Jonah Hex, the adaptation of the DC Comics character which they say is going to be brilliant. They can't say much about it but he does suggest a Sin City feel, which is also rather odd since they talk about not liking to use CGI and keeping everything as real as possible.
Jonah Hex is a western comic book character who fought for the Confederacy during the American Civil War and as a result his face is terribly scarred from fighting. Once captured and raised by Indians, he becomes a bounty hunter for the comic series. His character is reminiscent of Clint Eastwood's commonly used western character, an angry and quiet character.
Brian Taylor is less interesting and I can hardly believe he burps into the microphone a number of times, dear me, did your mother not teach you manners? That aside he does confirm that one of their films will be in 3D, although he's less sure which one it will be.
The two interviews are rather interesting and you can see them over at Collider [Flash]. Personally I'm not that concerned about seeing the films in 3D, I'm more interested in seeing the films full stop. Game and Crank 2 sound a complete blast, Jonah Hex, I'm not so sure about since I don't know the story – can any readers shed light on it?