(translated via Google Translate) FIRST TRAILER FOR "HOSTAGE OF THE GAME" WAS RELEASED TODAY Electricity | 08/30/2018
On the way to the cinemas, one more of those electrifying movies, of leaving the spectators glued to the armchairs. It is the "Hostage of the Game", from the same producers of "Escape Route" and starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan.
Arkady (Ray Stevenson), a Russian revolutionary leader, plans a terrorist attack on the European football semi-final, believing his brother Traitor Dimitri (Pierce Brosnan) is somewhere in the stadium. In the crowd is Michael Knox (Dave Bautista), a former American soldier, with his niece, Danni (Lara Peake). During the game, he is surprised by the action of the terrorists, who kidnapped his niece and will only return it if Michael can find Dimitri. Now, he will have 90 minutes to try to save Danni and the other 35,000 people present at the stadium.
Directed by Scott Mann, the film features Ray Stevenson Lucy Gaskell, Julian Cheung, Lara Peake, Alexandra Dinu and Ralph Brown in the cast.
While he was a huge star as a wrestler with the WWE, Dave Bautista has come into his own as a great actor as well with some great roles in Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War and most recently Hotel Artemis. Now he is taking front and center for his latest action flick Final Score co-starring Pierce Brosnan, Ray Stevenson, Julian Cheung, Lara Peake, Alexandra Dinu, and Ralph Brown.
Final Score follows an ex-soldier with lethal fighting skills who wages a one-man war to save his niece and prevent mass destruction after deadly terrorists abduct her at a soccer match when the former leader of a revolution in Russia locks down the arena during the European semi-finals believing his traitorous brother is somewhere there.
In addition to the film this release features bonus content including commentary, deleted scenes and a featurette that takes you behind bringing this action film to life. Join the fight and grab your copy of Final Score when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 13th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Director Scott Mann talks about working with Brosnan and Bautista, action films, & his new film FINAL SCORE! Published at: Sept. 14, 2018, 3:36 p.m. CST by Wheels
(the interview is much longer ... this is the part that deals with Pierce)
Wheels: You've got three great lead actors in FINAL SCORE, Pierce Brosnan, Ray Stevenson, and Dave Bautista. Can you talk about how the three of them became involved and some of your experiences working with them?
Scott Mann: Yeah, well actually the first on the movie actually was Pierce.
Scott Mann: Yeah! It kind of all happened in a very compact amount of time. Normally these things, and the projects I've been involved with before have always taken a number of years to kind of get into this stage, you know it goes through a casting stage and that can take at least months, …if not years to get a cast and because you have the gun to your head of that stadium is gonna get demolished whether you make a movie in it or not. So, it had this really tight turnaround. I remember we did a polish to the script, handed it over,and I at the time was producing a movie in Savannah so I was hooked into that production whilst this script got sent out and the casting process started
It was during that time, that they sent it to Pierce and Pierce responded really well to the script and I think he liked the anarchy and madness of it all [laughs] and it was one of those things where he came aboard and it kind of green lights the movie to an extent, and pushes it further down the line, right? And then that's when all the heavy work just starts. … You are in prep and it all kind of goes. It's funny actually, cause we ended up writing, there's a scene in there about his beloved chicken [laughs}, which we wrote ... The circumstances behind that scene are hilarious, so we had to write that in the lobby of a hotel, in Virginia, at 2 o'clock in the morning and there was a basketball team that got off the court who were like "Hey guys what're you doing?" And we were like "We're trying to write a screenplay".
Scott Mann: And it's in these strange circumstances and we were on and on about what kind of stories to give this character played by Pierce… what would work in the film and it's universe and in the fun of it all we put in this story that we'd had, and we came up with something else funny enough, about this one-eyed chicken which is basically one of the writer's mother' chickens. It's kinda semi-true. She had this chicken called “Clara”, a one-eyed chicken and we put it there and we were like "this is fun". Cause the film's bonkers and this story is bonkers, it was the morning after that, we were driving down to Savannah for prep on this other movie and we handed the script over.
When we went into production on FINAL SCORE, Pierce wanted to get on the phone with me to discuss it. So, I get on the phone with Pierce and one of the first things he says to me is how much he loves the story of Clara and the one-eyed chicken.
And then you can't change it, right? And then it's in the movie and you can't change a word of it, because he loves it, so we just laughed. Myself and John, another one of the writers, we were laughing so much when we were filming that scene with Pierce a few weeks later we were like "Can you fucking believe where are and how this has come about?". Yeah, it was funny and yeah Pierce just went with it.