‘Birds of Prey’ is Getting Some New Action Scenes with Help from ‘John Wick’ Director Chad Stahelski

/Film | 8/16/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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The forthcoming DC Comics movie Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has been done shooting for a while, but after working its way through post-production, a round of additional photography is commencing shortly. But when director Cathy Yan gets back to work on the movie starring Margot Robbie as Suicide Squad member Harley Quinn, she’ll have some help crafting new action scenes.

John Wick director Chad Stahelski is bring brought in to help design and shoot some new action scenes as part of the second unit. While it might seem unusual for such a high profile filmmaker to be brought in to oversee action scenes for the second unit, it’s common for action sequences to be completed away from principal photography. And in this case, it just so happens that his stunt company 87 Eleven has been involved with the film since production began. Find out more below.

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The Hollywood Reporter has word on Chad Stahelski crafting the new Birds of Prey action scenes. The stuntman-turned-filmmaker will be taking an uncredited role on the production during additional photography. While beefing up the action is common in reshoots, it does make us wonder why new action scenes are needed. Was the action not plentiful enough already? Is there a chance the action that Cathy Yan delivered in her studio film directorial debut was not as satisfying as the studio hoped? That’s not entirely clear, but either way, Stahelski can only help the situation.

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