The Avatar stunt coordinator talks about some upcoming projects, including Iron Man 2 and The Losers.
Garrett Warren is a busy man. Having recently finished being the stunt coordinator for James Cameron’s Avatar, he is currently working on The Adventures of TinTin: Secret of the Unicorn, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, and The Losers. While Garett wasn’t allowed to say much about some of those movies in a recent interview with the LA Times, and even remains tight-lipped on Iron Man 2…
Again … I can’t say too much. I learned my lesson. You don’t get better acting than say Robert Downey Jr. and Mickey Rourke. You don’t. These guys work together so well. It’s such a fun and exciting movie. You can’t go away without feeling good.
…he does have quite a bit to say about The Losers, the Sylvain White adaptation of the Veritgo comic by Andy Diggle:
That has a special place in my heart, actually. Zoe Saldana was the one who got me on that movie. We were shooting "Avatar," at the time and she came to me saying there was a movie she wanted to be in called “The Losers.” The people weren’t sure whether or not she could handle action. She felt so heartbroken because they weren’t able to see the stuff she was doing on “Avatar.” It was all top secret. She was such an action machine, but nobody knew it yet. I suggested we take a weekend to put together a video to help get her the job. I helped shoot this promotional video for her to show that she could do action. We had her shooting guns, wielding swords, knife work. … It was unbelievable. She was unreal. She got the part. And then she suggested they use me as their stunt coordinator. I actually was on our re-shoots of “Avatar” when I got the call from Sylvain White, the director for “The Losers.” He wanted it to be not only like the comic book but somewhat more visceral. It’s an amazingly real yet superbly comical look at these black ops special agents. And I loved the dichotomy. He was thinking the “Bourne” films and “24,” and yet he wanted to have comedy involved. We met. And he hired me. It’s all live action, 100%. There is some amazing action in that movie. You will be blown away. People will think, “Wow, that had to be CG.” No. Nothing was CG. We did everything. For real. I dropped actors and actresses on wires. I threw people through doors and windows. And Zoe … she’s a wrecking machine. I can’t tell you how much fun it was to work on that movie.
The Losers hits theaters on April 9th. Iron Man 2 hits July 21. Alice in Wonderland is due out March 5th. The Adventures of TinTin is set for December 23, 2011. James Cameron’s Avatar is in theaters now.
Source: LA Times
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Posted originally: 2009-12-30 12:02:01