World War II horror movie Warhunt with Mickey Rourke (Sin City), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), and Jackson Rathbone (Twilight) has wrapped … after it continued shooting during Covid-19.
It shot in Latvia and the crew was allowed to continue as long as they followed government guidelines such as wearing facemasks and gloves, having their temperature taken twice a day, social distancing, and disinfecting equipment.
Rourke says: “This thing (Covid-19) was so out of control, but everyone was so great.”
Producer Yu-Fai Suen says: “We had to rearrange the schedule for Mickey Rourke as the country was closing its borders, and luckily he agreed to fly early to beat the closure, and we rescheduled his shoot days to accommodate this change. There were additional procedures on set, but it quickly became the norm and everyone got on with it. For makeup, each actor had a dedicated kit so makeup artists used only the same brushes, makeup etc. on the same actor. All makeup artists, of course, wore facemasks when applying makeup.”
Director Mauro Borrelli says: “It was surreal at the beginning, but the cast and crew quickly adjusted to the masks and other precautions, so we ended up even more focused and efficient.”
Borrelli describes the film as a wild ride with powerful images; but also a great metaphor about war and its evil told with powerful iconic characters. More specifically, it follows an elite World War II squad of American soldiers trapped behind enemy lines in Germany’s Black Forest on a secret mission and are confronted by a coven of witches.