The upcoming Birds of Prey movie is getting a huge shot of adrenaline according to TheHollywoodReporter.
They reveal that John Wick trilogy director Chad Stahelski has been brought-in to handle second unit directing on the DC Comics movie for upcoming reshoots. Which would mean he’d be tackling new and improved action sequences for the comic book flick.
The filmmaker, who cut his teeth in the action world, has been brought in to oversee second unit photography for Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Warner Bros.’ Margot Robbie-starring adventure movie based on DC Comics characters.
Stahelski, taking an uncredited role, will tackle and design new action scenes for the movie. In some ways, this is Stahelski doubling down on the movie as his company, stunt firm 87 Eleven, has been working on the movie since production began.
The move isn’t out of left-field as Chad’s stunt company 87Eleven Action Design has been working on Birds of Prey since the start. Reshoots are normally built into bigger movies and are mostly commonplace.
Beefing-up the action isn’t something I think the studio or fans could object to.
YouTuber Grace Randolph first mentioned possible production issues and incoming reshoots on her channel.
Stahelski is expected to direct John Wick: Chapter 4 starring Keanu Reeves next spring/summer for Lionsgate.
Birds of Prey is set for release by Warner Bros. on February 7th, 2020.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER