“Hardcore” First Ever POV Action Film From Director Of “Bad Motherf#cker” Music Video

July 24, 2013

Director/Producer Timur Bekmambetov’s company Bazelevs has begun shooting the sci-fi action thriller HARDCORE starring District 9‘s Sharlto Copley. The movie is being advertised as “the world’s first POV action movie.”

We are the first people in the world who are shooting a POV action adventure film,” first-time director Nikita Naishuller told THR. “No one has ever done anything like that.

We have a very interesting mix,” he added. “We have wild action, we have lots of stunts that haven’t been done before, and we have a strong story.

Naishuller got the directing job because of a music video he directed for his indie rock band Biting Elbows. The music video was released last March and quickly became a huge hit, generating more than 23 million views in four weeks. The video’s look and style will be used in the movie, which is being shot with a GoPro camera. If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out below.

The story is centered on a cyborg created at a secret Moscow laboratory who is trying to find a girl he was in love with in his previous life.

In line with the title, this will be a very hardcore film, R-rated,” Naishuller said. “It’s going to be an absolutely male film.

I saw [Naishuller’s video], and it was amazing, it was a very different approach to action,” Copley told THR. “He’s almost reinventing the action genre for the new generation.

We work on a very small budget, but it gives us a level of freedom to try things and to experiment,” he added.

The release date is scheduled for 2014, but could change.

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