HUGH TALKS MORE VAN HELSING
The Chicago Sun-Times talked to X2 star Hugh Jackman about next May's monster extravaganza, Van Helsing.
'I fight Frankenstein, Wolfman, Dracula and a few other surprises are thrown in,' he promises. 'It's a huge movie. Don't get me wrong. 'X 2' was a big movie, but 'Van Helsing,' my God. The sets, the action pieces--it's out of control. It's like I walked into 'Indiana Jones.''
Jackman just wrapped principal photography in Prague, where he said one stunt went especially awry. 'The village peasants were extras. We literally went into the shelters to give them work, but the problem was their English was nonexistent,' he says. 'So imagine this scene where I'm on wire. I have to run, run, run and then jump and grab onto Kate Beckinsale's legs and go flying through the air before I get flipped. Once I launch into this move, I cannot stop.
You can read more about what happened on the set at the link above. ic Liverpool also talked to the star about the film.
Playing a monster-hunter has proved more physically demanding than being Wolverine, he admits. 'There's a lot of horse-riding and wirework and the fight sequences are on a huge scale.
'Doing Wolverine is pretty intense. That scene with Kelly Hu took three weeks to shoot, but it was essentially on the ground or whacking into a wall. Some of the stuff in Van Helsing we're flying around.'
Courtesy of Coming Soon