Other than CGI, the new action comedy starring Ryan Gosling will make extensive use of practical effects and scenes shot with the help of stuntmen.
The Fall Guy is certainly among the most anticipated comedies of next year and the film with Ryan Gosling it already promises highly spectacular scenes, among the best ever made, and all without the use of CGI.
“It was a really special set“, said producer Kelly McCormick in the latest issue of Empire. “We were doing some huge stunts, like a 500-foot drop, which hadn’t happened in about ten years. We did a 250 meter jump over a giant crevasse – I’m not even sure how we did it, to be honest! We also did a giant cannon roll (flipping a car multiple times) on a beach, which hasn’t been done since, I think, Casino Royale“.
Overall, the film required a stunt department of over 120 people.
“Stuntmen often can’t do big stunts anymore, because computer graphics are so advanced today” continued McCormick. “But they came more excited than ever, and we were able to give them opportunities they hadn’t had in a long time, if at all. It was the realization of a dream. And I think you can see the difference in the film“. On these pages you can catch the trailer for The Fall Guy, due out in March 2024.
For director David Leitch, the fun was both in pulling off these huge stunts and in revealing to viewers a little bit about how they were done.
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“There are two levels of stunts in this movie“, explains. “There’s the movie set that Colt is working on, where we were able to use our wildest imaginations to create the stunts he has to do. Then there are the stunts that are part of the engine of the story, where Colt is unraveling the mystery of the missing actor. The most fun aspect of working on set is that we got to show the audience a little glimpse of how it’s done“.