Directed by McG and written by Luc Besson & Adi Hasak, the action-thriller 3 Days to Kill tells the story of Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner), an international spy who is trying to find the always balance between work life and home life. Determined to give up his high-stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, he must complete one last mission before he can leave his life of danger behind. The film also stars Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen.
At the film’s press day, McG spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what drew him to this script, what makes Kevin Costner a credible action star, the biggest challenges with this production, overcoming his fear of flying to shoot in Paris, why he wanted to shoot these stunts practically, how much the film evolved from the original script, shaping the film during the editing process, and what sort of deleted scenes you can expect on the Blu-ray/DVD. He also talked about working with Kevin Costner, who is a very accomplished director, versus working with Chris Evans, on his first feature as a director, called 1:30 Train, that the big-screen version of Spring Awakening is the next thing he’ll be focusing on, whether he’s really looking to make a feature film version of The Fall Guy, and what it means to him to have The CW series Supernatural, which he produces, picked up for its 10th season. Check out what he had to say after the jump.