The action comedy Red Notice, starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds, can now be watched on Netflix starting Friday (12/11).
This heist film tells the story of John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson), an FBI profiler or the person in charge of analyzing the behavior of criminals.
On a mission, he manages to catch the big-time thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds). John then invites Nolan to collaborate in capturing Sarah Black aka The Bishop (Gal Gadot), the FBI’s number one most wanted thief.
This film is directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber who is famous for his comedy films such as DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, We’re the Millers, Central Intelligence, as well as the action film Skyscraper. The latter two films also starred Dwayne Johnson.
1. DWAYNE JOHNSON BECOME THE FIRST STAR WELCOME
Dwayne became the first star that Rawson approached to play in this film. Even though the two have collaborated many times, Rawson is still nervous, afraid that Dwayne will reject his new project.
“We met at dinner. He was rubbing his hands, and he wasn’t eating either, even though he’s usually always hungry. He was nervous,” Dwayne said, citing production notes from Netflix.
Still according to Dwayne, Rawson’s pitching to him lasted 45-60 minutes. At the end of his explanation, Rawson also removes the “important lockdown” from the film’s story, and Dwayne is shocked.
“I stood up, threw the hat I was wearing against the wall and said, ‘100% I’m in’,” he explained.
2. FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTION FILM
Rawson calls Red Notice an action film without any characters dying. Although there are many fight scenes, but “There is no blood, no brutal violence, no sex scenes, no drug abuse,” he said.
3. THE STORY IS AROUND THE WORLD TO BALI, EVEN THOUGH THE STUDIO IS SHOOTING
Red Notice tells the story of the main characters traveling abroad, from Rome, Bali, Spain, to Russia. At first, the shooting was planned to reach Europe, but the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly hit.
As a result, filming with overseas settings was entirely done at Atlanta Metro Studios, Atlanta. For the opening scene that was supposed to take place at Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome, Italy, the location was changed by making a giant set in the studio parking lot.
Likewise for scenes in Bali that should have been done in South America, as well as prisons in Russia. Amazingly, if you don’t know, the audience will not realize that everything is just a setting made in a studio. This is thanks to the extraordinary design of the production design team led by Andy Nicholson.
4. DWAYNE JOHNSON AND GAL GADOT’S DANCE SCENE INVOLVES CGI
In one scene, the two main stars are shown dancing together. While around them there were also many other couples dancing. His second dance is a tribute to the classics True Lies and the Thomas Crown Affair.
Now what’s interesting, Dwayne and Gal turned out to be shooting the dance alone. After they finished, then the other players filmed at the same location. These two different shoots were then put together during the post-preproduction process. Guaranteed, you will not know that this scene is the result of visual effects work.
5. THE TRUE STORY ABOUT CLEOPATRA’S DIAMOND EGGS
In the opening of the film, a historical story is told about Cleopatra who received a wedding gift of three diamond-studded eggs from her husband, Marc Antony. The eggs are separated, and their whereabouts are mysterious or untraceable.
Although the story is very convincing, but it turns out that historical stories are mere fiction. All the details conveyed in the story are the result of director Rawson’s creation.
“After Rawson after the presentation, we were all like ‘I don’t know this story about Cleopatra’s egg’, and he said, ‘Oh, this is all mine,'” producer Hiram Garcia said, quoting The Wrap.
6. ALL THE JOB IN MOST MOVIE APPROPRIATE SCENARIO
According to Ryan Reynolds, almost all of the hilarious dialogue in Red Notice fits the scenario. He admitted that he only improvised about 10%-15%.
Interestingly, in this film Ryan also jokes about Vin Diesel. As is known, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson have been seen publicly attacking each other several times.
Even so, regarding the joke in the Red Notice, Dwayne through the program The Jess Cagle Show said that the joke about Vin was not his idea.
7. RYAN REYNOLDS FUNNY OPINIONS
Ryan is known as a funny actor, thanks to his experience playing many comedy films. During an online press conference held Friday (5/11), the Deadpool actor was also asked his opinion about the other two main players regarding their physical abilities.
The strongest of the three of us is Gal Gadot. His physique is amazing. If Dwayne he is big, but I can dodge, and if I run I can be faster,” he said.