The futurama office complex at Prague’s Invalidovna was transformed into a street in the Thai capital on the night of July 14. All this wrapped in a festive garb, because the scene in the film takes place during the New Year’s celebrations. Casting agencies searched hard 800 men and women of all Asian nationalities.
Futurama Business Park at the Invalides, Bangkok, Prague.
The shooting of the spy thriller Gray Man hit the doorstep. Tourists went in crowds to watch Palach Square, where action scenes were being filmed in recent days. The film world changed the square beyond recognition – the classic Rusalka was played in the Rudolfinum, the sidewalk was “decorated” with a shot police car and an overturned van, and the fictional café Jágr (set in the Umrpum building) once again got spilled glass in drinks. Prague according to Gray Mana.
As in the previous filming in front of the Trade Fair Palace, the municipality had to divert traffic and offer a map on the Internet where traffic will be restricted due to filming.
There are not many videos and photos from filming on the Internet. Security agencies drove away anyone who dared to pull out of their pockets nearby. Most of the available shots were taken either from a distance, from one of the adjacent balconies, or a shorter “secret”.
“It is one of the projects we have been living with for more than a year,” Pavlína Žipková told Czech Television, head of the Czech Film Commission of the State Fund for Cinematography. “For reasons of confidentiality, we only knew the basis that the producer was an American studio, and we were given a list of locations and countries where the current action thriller takes place,” he recalls. He reveals that in addition to Prague, Bangkok and Vienna, the Prague locations also represent one other unspecified Asian state.
Film Gray man it is based on the spy novel of the same name by the writer Mark Greaney. The work is compared to the new James Bond or Jason Bourne. The story is about Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling), a former top US CIA agent. But now he makes a living as a hitman for demanding clients. Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), also a very obvious agent, is now looking for him all over Europe. Now the question arises: who with whom?
The main actors are Ryan Gosling (Drive) and Chris Evans (Avengers). In addition to them, Anna de Armas (On Knives), Regé-Jean Page (The Bridgertons) or Wagner Moura, whom viewers can remember as the excellent Pablo Escobar of the Narcos series.
The film is directed by brothers Anthony and Joseph Russo. They had a few films behind them when the Marvel studio hired them to shoot the Avengers comic book opus. It was such a hit that the Russo are signed under two sequels.
With a budget of $ 200 million, the film is one of the most expensive things ever from Netflix. By comparison, the previous year’s feature film Irishman Martin Scorsese’s permanent Netflix “only” $ 195 million.
It is enough for filmmakers to easily transform filmmakers into other cities in the past. Benefit The poor (1998) with Liam Neeson featured revolutionary Paris, in the film From the hell (2001) again darkened London stained with the blood of Jack the Ripper.