We’ve all been looking to Gareth Evans, who directed The Raid and obviously The Raid 2: Berandal (which is now released as it happens, on the same day as ‘Sabotage’ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger), to deliver us from the tsunami of girlie-man movies, led by that plague – the comic book movie genre. But with sadness and a heavy heart, we have to report that Evans may be ‘crossing over’.
Here’s a quote from Evans given to TotalFilm Magazine this month, when they asked him if he’d go the ‘Marvel’ route.
“Totally, yeah. I’m not averse to it. My big thing right now is figuring out how to do that action style – and would someone like Marvel let me do a R-rated movie?
This isn’t me going against PG-13 movies, it’s just that the way I shoot action, it doesn’t need to be bloody or aggressive or ‘stabby stabby’ with knives, but it’s about when someone swings a punch and there’s a connection there, I’m not going to hide that with a camera. I get involved with the guys in that choreography design so I can understand the intricacies of what they’ve done, so that when I shoot it, what the camera angles should be and the editing should be, it’s doing justice to all the work they’ve put into it.”
Goddamnit. That’s kinda shit news. Evans specifically told the magazine he wants to direct an ‘Iron Fist’ movie. I don’t know who ‘Iron Fist’ is and I don’t wanna know. Even if it’s Rated-R. Come on Evans, just do that horror movie you were talking about. I mean yes, this might be one movie… but it’s still bad news.