The movie Red Notice will be one of Netflix’ most expensive investments yet, boasting an all-star cast and a budget of almost $188 million. Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds will all be on the screen of the streaming service, but despite these large numbers and big names, the journey to completion has been difficult.
Obviously, the COVID pandemic has made many large films slam the brakes on, including the next instalment of Fast and Furious and James Bond. But one slightly smaller issue had fans laughing after The Rock posted the issue to his Instagram.
He posted the following:
Aaaaand guess who’s too big to fit in yet another sports car and now we have to change the entire shot sequence around 🙋🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️
For our @netflix globe trotting heist movie, RED NOTICE, my writer/director @rawsonthurber (pictured here on the ground setting up the new camera angle) wrote this INSANE chase sequence where I hop in this iconic Porsche and be the bad ass behind the wheel that I am.
Well, after months of prep and costs 💰 buying and shipping this car over to the states – it’s time to rehearse the big chase sequence.
It goes as follows/
Rawson: Hey D, let’s get you in the Porsche and I’ll line up the shot.
DJ: Let’s do it.
* DJ attempts to get into the car only to get stuck because his back is a bit too wide.
Rawson: * laughs.
* DJ continues to struggle trying to shimmy into this Porsche like a big ass brown marshmallow getting shoved into a coin slot.
Rawson: Wait can you fit?
*Rawson now nervously laughs.
Rawson: Are you fucking with me?
Rawson: Oh my God.
After about 15 seconds of uncomfortable silence… Rawson, myself and the entire crew just started laughing our asses off!! 😂😂
**** it. Welcome to 2020. 🤣
In the end we showed our agility to think quick on our feet and found “creative” ways to still get the shot.
I know, that’s one hell of a long quote that we had to paste in, but that’s because he uses the word **** which we needed to blank out, unfortunately. Like we did there, too, actually…
The Fast star admitted that they actually had to purchase a Porsche Taycan and fly it to the location of filming. But when it came to the cameras being on, they quickly found out that The Rock was far too wide to fit in the all-electric Porsche.
Johnson had a similar problem with the LaFerrari, which he also couldn’t fit in. It seems as though car movies don’t quite work for him, logistically…