During the fun and informative conversation, they revealed why they made Bullet Train after Hobbs & Shaw, Leitch’s history of being Brad Pitt’s stunt double, working with Pitt and Bad Bunny, the new technology used on the film, why they love IMAX and if they’ll use it on their next film, The Fall Guy, with Ryan Gosling, how they pulled off filming most of the movie on a Sony soundstage in Culver City, and how they stage action.
Well, what I’m curious about is everyone in Hollywood is looking to cast Brad in a movie. He gets sent every script in town and basically, you know, he gets offered everything. So did your history give you the leg up to getting him in this movie? Had you been talking about working together for a while?
LEITCH: We had. I was really humbled to find out, he’d been watching my career since I started to move into second unit directing and directing. Obviously, John Wick, Atomic Blonde, he knew those things. We reunited on Deadpool 2 for that cameo. And he was like… He was a huge fan of the first film and he was also a fan of Ryan’s, and so to get him to do that, we got to reunite again. And he was just starting to see me as a filmmaker. So yeah, then it was a touch point, hey, we should find something.