A new story from The Big Picture
Go down memory lane for like weeks before I even write a page. Was there one in particular that had been sitting in a book that you were happy to pull off in this film? John Wick on a horse. Piano goes, I want to be on a horse. I'm like, I'm with you. I just said Lawrence of Arabia. I said, aqaba by land that famous quote from David leans movie. And we're like, okay, we're going to go shoot aqaba. I don't know what we're going to do, but we're going to aqaba. And then my dad's a plumber. Owns a plumbing business back home. And I remember when I was like 14, 15, working for him. We're working at home to have this really cool water feature like a water curtain. It shot water down. It was actually created a wall of water. And I thought that was, I was poking it with my finger. I thought that was the coolest thing. Cut to 40 years later, I just have this sense as water curtain. And I'm like, let's do a nightclub with 40 waterfalls in it. That'll be easy. And that's how that club came about, you know? So I feel like the wick films are always in conversation with movie history, you know, you had the reference to Buster Keaton and spaghetti westerns and Melville and all these films. And in this movie, you know, you have Donnie yen and hero sonata and Scott Atkins who are also kind of figures of movie history at this point and come with, I think a lot of expectation for viewers too if they know their work, how do you think about like, did you know that you wanted those actors for those parts? Did you write those parts for those actors? And did you think about even plotting the sequences with them in mind? Yes, the answer is yes and all that.