With ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ prepared to hit the theatres on August 25, 2017, the Ryan-Samuel duo and their action sequences have been attracting a lot of attention. The director, Patrick Hughes, saw the potential for a chemical reaction between Ryan Reynolds and Samuel Jackson.
While Deadpool actor Ryan is the tightly-laced, by-the-book perfectionist Bryce, Jackson is the madcap, no-holds-barred Kincaid. “The story of THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD appealed to me in part because it’s got that old-school, classic buddy-comedy flavour to it – with two contrasting characters with completely clashing life attitudes — and that’s something I wanted to maintain, but in a modernized way,” Hughes explains.
As THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD careens in near-constant motion from England to The Hague, erupting into outlandish chases by car, motorbike and boat, the production spanned iconic European locations. The breathless road trip nature of the film gave director Patrick Hughes what he calls “an incredibly textured canvas to work with.”
In conjunction with cinematographer Jules O’Laughlin, production designer Russell De Rozario and Oscar®-nominated editor Jake Roberts (Best Film Editing, Hell or High Water, 2016), Hughes set out to capture the raw energy of live-wire performances set against an array of exhilarating stunts.
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