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Kazakhstan's stunt actors in Russian movie

01 july 2014, 11:28
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Kun-do team lead by Igor Tsai (center left first row).
Kun-do team lead by Igor Tsai (center left first row).
During the shooting of Fighter. Photo courtesy of kino-teatr.ru
During the shooting of Fighter. Photo courtesy of kino-teatr.ru
During the shooting of Fighter. Photo courtesy of kino-teatr.ru
During the shooting of Fighter. Photo courtesy of kino-teatr.ru

A team of Kazakhstan's professional stunt actors from Kun-Do action studio led by Igor Tsai is engaged in shooting of action scenes in Fighter, a Russian movie directed by Nurbek Egen, Tengrinews reports.

Currently, Igor Tsai's team is participating in the shooting of the Russian movie in St. Petersburg.

The action drama tells the story of a young fighter Viktor. On the eve of an important fight against Champion Typhoon, his former classmate Yevgeny offers him a deal: Yevgeny will attract a huge attention to the match, and at then the last moment, Viktor will yield to his opponent. However, being an honest person Viktor does take this offer. Besides, Viktor falls in love with Yevgeny’s girl. This turns the two friends into bitter enemies. The movie is starring well known Russian actors Aleksey Chadov, Oksana Akinshina. 

 

Photos made during the shooting. Photo courtesy of kino-teatr.ru

Most of the shooting will be done in St.Peterburg, Russia, but the most important fight is going to be shot in Las Vegas, USA.

The release is scheduled for the Fall 2015.

This is not the first experience for the Kazakhstani stunt team. They coordinated and directed action scenes in Timur Bekmambetov's 6 films including Day Watch (2006), Night Watch (2004) and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012).

25-year-old Igor Tsai impressed Timur Bekmambetov, Tim Burton and other producers with the way he creates fighting scenes. Since shooting is time and money consuming, he presents the content of fighting scenes before the shooting itself, so that adjustments can be made beforehand.

Besides, Igor Tsai and his team are planning to take part in an American-movie project tentatively entitled The Warriors of Oz under Timur Bekmambetov's guidance. The team was also invited to Bollywood to coordinate and direct action scenes of two Indian films Saraswati and Satyapati.

Here is a video of Kun-Do action studio.  

 Writing by Assel Satubaldina, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina


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