Behind-the-Scenes of the Guggenheim Shootout in The International
by Alex Billington
February 11, 2009
One of the most impressive and entertaining scenes in the upcoming film The International is a shootout that takes place inside the famous Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Not only was it awesome watching Clive Owen battle a nearly endless number of henchmen, but it was mesmerizing imagining how much work went into pulling off a shootout this extensive without leaving as much as a single hole inside of the actual Guggenheim. Sony has provided us with a great behind-the-scenes video showing just how much work went into this and exactly how Tom Tykwer and his production team pulled this off. Enjoy!
Watch the Guggenheim featurette for The International:
The International centers on obsessive Interpol agent Louis Salinger (played by Clive Owen) who spearheads an investigation into one of the world's most high-profile and powerful banking institutions in an attempt to expose them for worldwide arms brokering, corruption and murder. Naomi Watts will play a Manhattan assistant district attorney who partners with Salinger to take down the bank.
The International is directed by German filmmaker Tom Tykwer, of Run, Lola, Run and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer previously. The original script was penned by first-time screenwriter Eric Singer. Sony Pictures is releasing The International in theaters everywhere on February 13th this month.