Free Guy: Fortnite and Apex Legends served as main inspirations of the film

Ryan Reynolds’ FICO free film could be said that it was the successful 2021 surprise movie. When combining the world of video games with romantic comedy, action and a touch of science fiction that invites reflection, Free Guy was a timely reminder of What is going to the cinema (in cinemas) and simply be undertaken a trip through a fun and well-designed adventure of an original IP. However, while the final product was really something novel and new, FICO free he borrowed a lot of a lot of iconic and well-established IP to elaborate his history and action.

Players should not be surprised at all by listening to two of the most important games of today: Fortnite and Leeds of apex – had a direct influence on how free Chico created its version of a free first-person shooting game world. Comicbook.com had the opportunity to speak with FICO free Nikos Kalaitzidis, Visual Effects Supervisor of Digital Domain, who referred to the great influences of video games in the film:

Well, we had a lot of support in the team, and even the Seen team, we had a good support with Charlie. And we had many consultations, you could say, they helped us. But I admit that I had to immerse myself deeply to understand what games I did not know before getting involved in this program, like Fortnite. I was, Oh, I see my children playing. Oh, what is that? » Then, there were a lot of games to which he had to jump, to understand what the style was. And appendix, Fortnite. I’m from the old school with Grand Theft Auto that I love so much.

In fact, a large part of the politics in FICO free The world of games was clearly built from Fortnite and Apex Legends, from the different masks and the looting that takes place in the game «Free City» in which Guy »exists, even the characteristic dances of the players who mike magic the star Channing Tatum explodes at a time. In fact, you can argue that if it were not for the boom of the great complimentary multiplayer games in the last half decade (Call of Duty, Fortnite, apex…) a movie like Chico would not work so well.

Then, we had to do a little reference and research. And it was the kind of fun research we could also do, Kalaitzidis continued. And it was really fun to devise different samples of how Ryan Reynolds looks or doubts and different types of game styles that had.

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Interestingly, imitating the appearance and style of modern games presented an unexpected challenge: keep viewers aware of the scenes of the game and those in the real world:

At first, we really wanted to go really photorealists, because that’s where all the games are going at this time. It is almost as if you were playing a real feature film, explains Kalaitzidis. But it seemed that, when we see it on the monitor, it could have been confusing if, was it really a game, or is it really a live action? So that’s when we had to change the style and simplify it in a way, to return to something more than one Fortnite or Grand Theft Auto style, to understand what this should be. Then, when you see it as a spectator on someone’s monitor, you can understand clearly and distinctively that it is a game and not a live action.

Comic free will be transmitted in Disney + as of February 23.

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