Each time every film within the John Wick franchise comes out, you all the time know there’s going to be insane motion set items, violent deaths in all method of how and a few scene-stealing canine. Generally, a scene even comes alongside that options all three points, just like the absurdly superior Paris sequence in John Wick: Chapter 4 that sees Keanu Reeves’ titular murderer make his means by busy streets, nationwide monuments, a dilapidated residence and the longest set of stairs outdoors of an M.C. Escher drawing.
However probably the most ridiculous facet of that sequence doesn’t embody John Wick or Invoice Skarsgård’s Marquis Vincent Bisset de Gramont, nevertheless it does contain canine pee, bullet holes and Marko Zaror’s Chidi, and an incredible story from director Chad Stahelski.
I not too long ago had an opportunity to meet up with Stahelski for a chat that lined all the things from his Highlander reboot to the newest on his Ghost of Tsushima film, and a lot concerning the John Wick universe. Once I requested about sure scenes that proved to be tougher than anticipated, the stuntman-turned-director opened up concerning the problem of working with canine on set, particularly when he’s attempting to get Mr. No person’s (Shamier Anderson) Belgian Malinois to pee on Chidi’s lifeless physique:
This reply, particularly the “pee in my bullet gap” half, introduced the interview to a quick pause as I tried to determine find out how to go from there. Fortunately, Stahelski rapidly joked about it following a beat:
Stahelski additionally revealed that for no matter purpose, animals and climate have all the time been the trickiest issues to work out when making his films, describing them because the “bane of our existence” for the manufacturing crew. However when the “cool gag” works, it makes it all of the extra higher.
From the start, Stahelski knew the Paris sequence, particularly the part the place John Wick has to struggle an countless swarm of gunmen on the Arc de Triomphe, could be a serious problem to beat. With vehicles driving out and in of a number of lanes of site visitors and a variety of different components, the planning course of for this sequence required the director and his staff to contemplate the logistics, the methodical points of it and the cleverness of the stunts. However no shock right here, all of it labored and gave audiences one among the franchise’s finest set items.
We nonetheless don’t know what the longer term holds for John Wick 5, but when Chad Stahelski, Keanu Reeves and firm are in a position to determine it out, we’re absolutely in retailer for extra canine, bullet holes and, fairly presumably, canine pee in bullet holes.