The hitman’s wife bodyguard director explains how he took the sequel to new heights
As the title suggests, the sequel The bodyguard of the hitman’s wife adds another central element to the whole, incorporating the character of Salma Hayek from The hitman Bodyguard in a more substantial dynamic alongside co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, but the premise wasn’t the only way the sequel takes things to a new level, with director Patrick Hughes recently detailing how he wanted it to be. amplify the stakes of the adventure. While the action of the new film has been stepped up over its predecessor, Hughes also noted that the laughs have reached a new level, thanks to encouragement from Reynolds. The bodyguard of the hitman’s wife hits theaters June 16.
âThe original script was more like a hard-core action movie, and then when I met Ryan I was like, ‘Dude, this must be a comedy’, and he said, ‘Yeah, I know, I agree. So I went and developed this script and with number two we are in this perfect place, “Hughes revealed to ComicBook.com.” We know what it is. I felt like I wanted to turn the dials up a notch and that’s just two rules: one is that Ryan has to suffer and the second is that we have to subvert every moment of the movie and Throw a Million hand brakes in the story and the movie. It’s a lot of fun on that aspect and I think the stunts are bigger and the action is bigger and the brash and obnoxious humor is bigger. “
In the new movie, âThe world’s deadliest weird couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) – return for another life-threatening mission. Licensed and under surveillance, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’ even more volatile wife, infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Hayek). As Bryce is pushed to the limit by his two most dangerous proteges, the trio are embarks on a global conspiracy and soon discovers that they are all that stands between Europe and utter chaos. Antonio Banderas as a vengeful and powerful madman and Morgan Freeman tooâ¦ well, you’ll have to see. “
Hughes then noted how excited everyone in the cast was to get into the action, although he admitted that Hayek brought a unique and delicious energy to the experience.
âShe’s just this wonderful ball of creative energy that’s like, ‘Wooooo!’ And I said that to Salma, so it’s not news, but she’s crazy, in a good way, “the filmmaker joked. “She’s the crazy guy I love. But I need her to play someone completely crazy and I think it’s fun with that genre. My job is sometimesâ¦ we have Antonio Banderas, we have Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo in the movie, Richard E. Grant. It’s just trying to scramble all these actors together, at the same time you have to be fighting some kind of crazy stunt that’s going to explode or something. So c ‘It’s a lot to turn plates, I won’t lie. It’s incredibly exhausting. I usually fall asleep face down with my clothes on every night, and that’s no joke. “
The bodyguard of the hitman’s wife hits theaters June 16.
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