• “Escape The Undertaker” Director Explains Why Great Fight Scenes Got Cut From This Interactive Netflix Movie
“Escape The Undertaker”, an interactive Netflix movie, was released last month and it featured The Undertaker and The New Day (WWE Champion Big E, Kofi Kingston and King Xavier Woods).
During an interview with ComingSoon, Ben Simms (Director of the movie) explained why some great fight scenes got cut from the movie.
Here’s what he said:
“We were under a very tight timeline. Luckily the talent are all live performers so that was a huge plus.
Our incredible crew was able to build and light every scene so we could essentially shoot almost as if it was a live show, yet still maintain high production value as well as the look and feel of a movie.
In any production, you’ll always have budget and timeline challenges, but this was easily the fastest I’ve shot anything of scope.
I really enjoyed choreographing and shooting the fight scene. Having characters that are essentially their own stunt doubles was such a luxury. We had an incredible stunt team working in conjunction with the performers that knew their capabilities and how to push those.
As a result of the timing between choices and the age demographic, we ended up really having to tone down some of the fight and lost some great moments to time.
Hopefully, someday there will be a version of the full sequence.
The Undertaker is such an iconic character and the initial concept just seemed to beg to be made as an interactive film. Together those were both very enticing.
I didn’t know much about The New Day prior to the project, but once I got to know them as characters I couldn’t wait to work with them.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 3, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF Rebellion 2001’ PPV, that took place later on the same day.
The match-card can be found right here:
– Billy Gunn vs. Shawn Stasiak
– Just Credible & Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Crash Holly & Spike Dudley
– Albert vs. Hugh Morrus
– Jeff Hardy vs. Billy Kidman