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, embedded via NY Times:
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.