The new sci-fi martial arts epic Jiu Jitsu featuring an ensemble of excellent martial artists. Tony Jaa joins Kickboxer: Vengeance star Alain Moussi, with JuJu Chan, Frank Grillo, Marrese Crump and even Nicolas Cage in the act. However, director Dimitri Logothetis said one of the wildest set pieces was inspired by Clint Eastwood.
Logothetis spoke to Showbiz Cheat Sheet about it Jiu Jitsu on the phone. We’ll have more with Logothetis and Moussi this weekend. Jiu Jitsu available in theaters and VOD now.
Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jiu Jitsu’ Inspired Film
Today, Eastwood is perhaps best known for its westerns, Harry is dirty films or his Oscar-winning directing role. In 1978 he made a road movie with Clyde the orangutan.
“I thought to myself that it would be great to do this, especially since a lot of listeners are playing video games today,” Logothetis said. “I thought I’d change the idea like you’re Alan’s character and then he steps out of the camera and makes a fight bump, and then the camera steps back in and his idea is again. ”
Alain Moussi emphasizes ‘Jiu Jitsu’ scene
First person look inside Jiu Jitsu featuring the first meeting of Jake (Moussi) and Kueng (Tony Jaa). While Logothetis connected to the corners of the camera, Jaa and Moussi connected over the martial arts.
He did his thing when he made his own appearance with our stunt team. As soon as we came together and started cooperating in that scene, we were just kicking. We had fun. I looked at him, he looked at me. We tried to stay apart as we moved through the scene, just two guys who are martial artists, lifelong martial artists having an explosion perform on set. We had that in common and Tony is so noble, he ‘s a good man. It’s fun to be around. He jokes around and doesn’t take himself seriously at all and that’s what I love about him.
Alain Moussi, interview with Showbiz fake page, 11/16/2020
The scene also changes from Jake’s view to the camera following Kueng and trying to catch up with him.
“With amazing martial artists like Tony and Alain Moussi who is a sixth degree master of Jiu Jitsu, I try to follow and create these people where they take on several fighters at once. and do it over very rough terrain, ”said Logothetis. “So I’m changing attitudes to reason.”