Salman Khan-starrer Kick to have world-class stunts
As B-town gears up for an action-packed 2013, filmmakers are leaving no stone unturned to make our stunt sequences look world class. After Dhoom:3 and Krrish 3, the latest filmmaker to call the stunt choreographers from Hollywood is Sajid Nadiadwala.bollywood Updated: Nov 16, 2012 19:22 IST
As Bollywood gears up for what looks like an action-packed 2013, filmmakers are leaving no stone unturned to make our stunt sequences look world class. After Dhoom:3 and Krrish 3 (also releasing next year), the latest filmmaker to be calling in the stunt choreographers from Hollywood is Sajid Nadiadwala.
For his directorial debut, Kick — a remake of the 2009 Telugu hit by the same name — Sajid has got international stunt directors Philippe Guégan and Spiro Razatos on board.
“Sajid wants the best action sequences possible for his film. Salman’s last few films have all been high on action, so he wants to push the envelope further. He wants his film to have different and world-class stunts that people haven’t seen Salman perform before,” says an insider.Philippe is known for his slick, edge-of-the-seat action sequences. He has to his credit films like the Liam Neeson-starrer Taken (2008) and the Jason Statham series, The Transporter, besides Hitman (2007) and Taxi 3 (2003). Spiro is famous for creating some of the most elaborate car-chase sequences, in films such as Fast Five (2011), Bad Boys 2 (2003), Death Race (2008) and Vantage Point (2008).
While this will be Philippe’s first Bollywood stint, Spiro is no stranger to the industry. He was stunt coordinator for movies like RA.One (2011), Kites (2010), My Name is Khan (2010) and Kurbaan (2009).
Both stunt directors are expected to come to Mumbai in December to brainstorm and discuss the sequences with Sajid. “They will also choreograph some of the action sequences,” says the insider, adding that, “If all goes well, Salman will also meet them and discuss some of the stunts,” adds the insider. “Sajid is also going all out because he knows that next year, he will be up against Dhoom:3 and Krrish 3, and he wants Kick to be right up there with its stunts,” adds the insider.
Despite repeated attempts, Sajid remained unavailable for a comment.Foreign action
Krrish 3: International action director Tony Ching of Shaolin Soccer (2001) and House of Flying Daggers (2004) fame is working on Hrithik Roshan’s next.
Dhoom:3: Oliver Keller, who has been associated with The Dictator, Brüno (2009), Due Date (2010) and Immortals (2011) is the stunt coordinator on Aamir Khan’s next.
Ek Tha Tiger: James Bamford, known for The Butterfly Effect (2004), The X-Files (1993-2002) and Watchmen (2009), worked on Salman’s stunts.
Tezz: The Ajay Devgn-Anil Kapoor starrer’s had stunts designed by Hollywood action co-ordinator Peter Pedrero, known for films like Braveheart (1995), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and The Bank Job (2008).
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