By: John M Jerva
Well here’s an interesting story that Variety dropped today. It seems that while most movie and TV productions closed up due to the Coronavirus pandemic, one film was still able to completes its filming.
The film is a WWII horror/thriller titled WARHUNT and it features Mickey Rourke in a story about elite American soldiers who run into a coven of witches while on a mission.
The movie was filming in the country of Latvia in its capital city of Riga and was able to even finish post production as well. It seems that the movie was able to shoot as long as they followed all safety protocol which included the “crew having to don facemasks and gloves, having their temperature taken twice a day, social distancing, and disinfecting equipment.”
Rourke’s filming days was tricky because it had to be rescheduled and the star had to fly there early before the country closed its borders.
Producer Yu-Fai Suen added more of a safety protocol take and said “There were additional procedures on set, but it quickly became the norm and everyone got on with it. For makeup, each actor had a dedicated kit so makeup artists used only the same brushes, makeup etc. on the same actor. All makeup artists, of course, wore facemasks when applying makeup.”
The film is being helmed by Mauro Borrelli and he added that the cast and crew were even more laser focused due to the restrictions. The site also stated that more productions can film in the country if they follow the required protocols.
Official Synopsis: Mickey Rourke, Robert Knepper, and Jackson Rathbone star in the story of an elite squad of American soldiers on a secret mission during World War II. Trapped behind enemy lines in Germany’s Black Forest, the men are confronted by a coven of witches.
Hopefully this will be a thing around the world and the entertainment industry can begin once again to crank out great films and TV shows.
Keep it locked and loaded right here for more 411 to come on WARHUNT!
Source: Variety- https://variety.com/2020/film/global/mickey-rourke-warhunt-covid-19-coronavirus-1234590237/