netflix Criminal Based on the 2018 Danish film of the same name. It follows Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal), a demoted police officer working at a call dispatch center. He gets a call from a kidnapped woman that will change his life forever. Criminal It has a simple, straightforward premise that focuses on Gyllenhaal’s performance and the tense journey of his emergency calls. Director Antoine Fuqua recently talked about how he managed to direct it entirely from a van.
‘The Guilty’ was filmed at the peak of the pandemic
sat down to talk with Fuqua and Gyllenhaal Uproxx About the logistics of filming Criminal In a recent interview. He said that completing every aspect of the film was an uphill battle. Fuqua admitted that the film was shot in October 2020 during the height of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The film is based on a single character, which helped move things along.
Criminal Filming was all set to begin until a complication caused a crack in Fuqua’s initial plans. “Someone close to me tested positive,” Fuqua said. “I was negative, but I would have to quarantine, which was literally the entire time of our shoot. It was 11 days, wasn’t it? So now Jake and I were looking at each other like: It’s not going to happen unless we make a plan.
Antoine Fuqua directed from a van
The idea of filming from a van was ultimately the saving grace. “This high-tech van that’s usually used for still photography, but it had monitors and speakers like a jet,” Fuqua told Apox. “And we were like Perhaps It can work. And when we first tested it in the courtyard of our house, it didn’t work. So it was terrible. ”
He continued: “Then we figured maybe we should hardline the van outside the studio, rent a line, and see if it worked out that way. That worked. It was cool, well, So I’m in the van like Austin Powers. I have a button, don’t let anyone come near me. I’ve got some Navy SEALs on the outside of my van, making sure no one gets close.”
However, Fuqua still had to find a way to communicate with his lead actor. He explained, “Then I had to come up with another system for me and Jake to communicate with: walkie-talkies, communicate with cell phones, FaceTimes. So, literally, we were figuring it out as we were going.”
‘The Guilty’ will be streaming on Netflix
Criminal Premiered at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. Critics gave the American remake generally positive reviews from the festival circuit. However, he notes that this 2018 is slightly overshadowed by the Danish original. Nevertheless, it is supposed to be a taut thriller that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats.
Criminal Its limited theatrical release began on 24 September. You can catch it from home via the Netflix streaming platform starting October 1.
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