I love listening to podcast interviews where actors, directors, writers, athletes get super candid about their career and spill the tea on some less than pleasant experiences.
Unfortunately, few people ever go the step further and name names.
No one ever says, “Person X was an asshole to work with/play with/be around.”
Even Kevin Smith tiptoed around actually saying Bruce Willis was a dickhead by stating the worst person to work with on the 2010 film “Cop Out” was “not Tracey Morgan.”
Last week, Sylvester Stallone continued this trend while promoting his latest film “Escape Plan 3: The Extractors” on Instagram.
The 72-year-old actor took a Rocky-sized dump on the second film in the franchise.
Here I am with my lifetime friend , and Director , JOHN HERZFELD , Who directed the upcoming film Escape Plan 3 – The Extractors !
Escape Plan 2 WAS TRULY THE MOST HORRIBLY PRODUCED FILM I have ever had the misfortune to be in , but this new film was made in an extraordinarily short amount of time , 17 nights , dusk till dawn , no breaks , we ate while we worked!!!!
The Crew were under unbelievable pressure. . Proud of them! But I wanted this battle be as realistic as possible. I showed up on the site for the big final fight scene that takes place in a very very old cell that is 9‘ x 7 … they had spent all this time choreographing this Martial arts type of combat. I said forget it. Why don’t we go in there and just let it rip. Like a real fight!!!! .
Nobody does this anymore … NO CUTS! ONE LONG TAKE – No choreography, so you don’t know what’s coming until it hits you. I asked the other actor who has a lot of guts, Devon Sawa , If he was game? I said it’s gonna hurt and he replayed “ bring it “ .
So what you see us a portion of the brawl that is completely non – choreographed , spontaneous , again, with no cuts , And no idea , and what punches were coming!
The other actor Devon , plays the killer who has accused me of murdering his father which is not true ! Without a doubt the only fight I’ve ever done in my entire career without choreography or without knowing what’s coming !!
No one does this anymore – gotta a little adventurous !!! And nuts … This was tough but worth it! And what I believe makes the audience APPRECIATE the effort and authenticity …. Arriving July 2…. AND It is available on pay-per-view ! KEEP PUNCHING !
It’s important to note that Sly said the film was the “most poorly produced” and said nothing about the acting, directing or script. That said, here’s a list of the producers on the film.
In case you need a refresher on “Escape Plan 2”, or avoided it entirely, here’s the trailer.
“Escape Plan 3: The Extractors” hits theaters July 2nd.
[via Men’s Health]