John Wick Prequel The Continental Took Its Classic Movie Influences Quite Literally

In a latest interview with Deadline’s Mike Fleming, director Albert Hughes (“The Book of Eli”) stated the mandate from the start was to make this collection really feel as authentically Nineteen Seventies as they probably may. Of course, “John Wick” followers ought to anticipate a extremely stylized strategy, however it will likely be totally different, taking direct inspiration from the flicks of the late ’60s and early ’70s. And not simply that! They’re actually filming this story with the identical lenses that had been used on “Cool Hand Luke,” “The Graduate,” and “Doctor Zhivago.”

Those lenses aren’t as technologically, machine-perfect because the lenses used right now, however their flaws are what give these films their character and that character will probably be part of “The Continental.” 

“If you look closely at it, you’ll see all these weird flares and glares and, at the bottom of the frame is a little blurry and the top over here is a little blurry.”

This could be very very like Tarantino’s insistence on taking pictures on movie. There’s a top quality to the imperfections of the outdated approach of doing issues that offers a movie or, on this case, a restricted streaming service that feeling of authenticity in a approach that trendy filmmaking expertise cannot match with 100% accuracy. 

“The Continental” starring Colin Woodell as Young Winston, Ayomide Adegun as Young Charon, and Mel Gibson as Cormac, The Continental’s Nineteen Seventies supervisor, is because of debut on Peacock September 22, 2023.

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