Sony’s Bloodshot, starring Vin Diesel as the Valiant Comics super-assassin with nanites in his veins, reveals its title character’s powers with an eye-popping, red-drenched set-piece inside of a flour-filled tunnel. We’re happy to bring you this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how director Dave Wilson and Co. pulled the scene off.
“I always knew I wanted to have one heavy practical sequence in the film,” Wilson says in the video, referring to the scene in which Diesel’s formerly-dead Marine Ray Garrison takes out an armed guard to get to the man who killed his wife, Martin Axe (Toby Kebbell). Wilson, visual effects supervisor Chris Harvey, and producer Dinesh Shamdasani take you through creating the set-piece, from building the tunnel, to finding a substitute for flour that wouldn’t blow everyone up, to Vin Diesel mixing it up with the stunt crew for three days to get the slow-motion shots just right without too much VFX.
Here is the official synopsis for Bloodshot:
Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force -stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.