Donnie Yen Sheds More Light on JOHN WICK 4 and the Current State of Action!
By: John M Jerva
Donnie Yen is currently making the rounds promoting his current hit action-thriller Raging Fire and during his press tour, he has given fans a few tasty morsels on his other huge casting news as he will be in the fourth installment of the John Wick franchise. Ever since he was announced, fans have been losing their collective minds and even more exciting is the fact that he will be playing an ally to Wick.
Yen spoke with Looper recently and during the interview, talked more about being involved with the film and working with Keanu Reeves:
Yen also chatted about how he become involved in the John Wick universe and conveying that the character snd the material had to be right for him to get involved.
Another interesting aspect of the interview is where Yen gave his thoughts on the differences between eastern and western fight action and with the years of experience in both realms, Yen certainly knows a thing or two about developing action and making it work on screen.
Yen, of course, talked about the controversial use of shaky cam or hand held camera usage while filming action sequences and he gave his thoughts on it and working with director Chad Stahelski who is one of the elite filmmakers who understands how to properly shoot and edit action set pieces.
This is a really great and lengthy interview with one of the pioneers of action cinema. Yen continues to deliver in the industry and I can’t wait to see what he has to offer in John Wick 4.
Raging Fire is currently playing in select theaters and will premiere exclusively on HI-YAH! on October 22nd.