Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg star in 2 Guns, an explosive new film from Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur. Prime Focus World delivered additional VFX work for this all-action movie, with client liaison handled out of its London facility and the majority of the work completed in Mumbai.
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, 2 Guns tells the story of DEA agent Bobby Trench (Washington) and Naval Intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Wahlberg), who are both working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate. The problem is that neither knows the other is an undercover federal agent. When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Trench and Stigman are disavowed by their superiors. With everyone wanting them in jail or in the ground, the only people they can count on is each other.
Led by Prime Focus World VFX Supervisors Shayne Farrier in the UK and Shailendra Swarnkar in India, the PFW VFX team delivered 32 VFX shots for 2 Guns, working directly with the director and his team in Iceland. The scope of work mainly comprised paint-work and roto, and included sign changes, wireremoval and clean-up work.
2 Guns from Universal Pictures opens in US theaters on 2 August 2013, and two weeks later in the UK.
RELEASE: August 2, 2013
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Producers: Andrew Cosby, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Norton Herrick, Marc Platt, Ross Richie, Adam Siegel
Studio / Distributor: Universal Pictures
PFW Supervisor: Shayne Farrier
PFW Producer: Sarah Cauchois
PFW Scope of Work: VFX, 32 shots
PFW Lead Facility: London
PFW Associate Team(s): Mumbai