THE PACKAGE (Jesse V. Johnson, 2012)

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Re: THE PACKAGE (Jesse V. Johnson, 2012)

Postby Jox on 20 Mar 2016, 11:20

I heard THE PACKAGE was kind of like a "repackaging" of Steve Austin's earlier vehicle HUNT TO KILL with even some of the same dialogue, can anyone confirm ?
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Re: THE PACKAGE (Jesse V. Johnson, 2012)

Postby thegoon4eto on 20 Mar 2016, 12:39

Can't remember actually. Saw the movie long time ago. Overall, I liked Hunt to Kill a little bit more than The Package. But no, I don't see it as a "repackaging" of Hunt to Kill. Totally different stories. Can't say about sharing same dialogue, but who knows ... Maybe some one-liners.
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Re: THE PACKAGE (Jesse V. Johnson, 2012)

Postby Jox on 04 Jan 2018, 20:14

A great interview with Jesse V. Johnson I seem to have missed:
http://streamline.filmstruck.com/2013/0 ... more-62911

The director goes in details about the making of the film and how he worked with Dolph:

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Re: THE PACKAGE (Jesse V. Johnson, 2012)

Postby Jox on 31 Aug 2018, 11:45

Jesse V. Johnson interview
http://www.actionreloaded.com/jesse-v-j ... interview/
And lastly you worked with one of my favourite action heroes.. Dolph Lundgren who you worked with on Agent Red and The Package. The Package seemed like a fun shoot and is my favourite Steve Austin movie, how did you manage to get so many badass martial artists in one movie? (Dolph, Jerry Trimble and Darren Shahlavi)

Dolph I worked with on Army of One, as an Art Director and then 20 years later, I worked as his director on The Package, and loved it. I was a stunt man for two or three days on Agent Red, and did not meet him at all.

On The Package, they had the cast committed before they hired me, I had to meet Steve Austin and sell myself, we chatted a lot, and I expressed my interest in performance and character, and we got on well.

At the time he was very focused on doing well, and it was upsetting to me when he later decided to quit movies.

Dolph I met for the first time when he arrived on set, he was great, very helpful and professional, and very concerned about the character he played. I thought he did great, I think he received some of his best reviews of his career for that role.

They gave me “carte blanche” on the rest of the cast, so I hired my friends, Jerry Trimble has worked with me many times, Darren Shalavi was an old friend and I was lucky they both said yes.
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Re: THE PACKAGE (Jesse V. Johnson, 2012)

Postby Jox on 04 Mar 2019, 11:30

Rejected key arts below the final packshot by DesignWorks

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Re: THE PACKAGE (Jesse V. Johnson, 2012)

Postby Jox on 22 May 2019, 19:21

The Movie Crypt Podcast career interview with Jesse V. Johnson (100 min)
http://moviecrypt.libsyn.com/ep-312-jesse-v-johnson

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Re: THE PACKAGE (Jesse V. Johnson, 2012)

Postby Jox on 09 Jul 2019, 16:17

AVENGEMENT AND JESSE V. JOHNSON'S BEST FILMS
https://www.mikefury.net/blog/avengemen ... best-films
“Oh yeah, I really enjoyed working in Canada with this crew and collaborating with Steve and Dolph. It’s written by Derek Kolstad who also wrote John Wick. I feel like you can see him filling out certain lines of fantasy that would turn up later in the John Wick story, obviously handled differently by Chad Stahelski who did a great job and had a much, much bigger budget. But I think this works as a good precursor to John Wick. I really like the movie and I’m proud of what we accomplished.”

- Jesse V. Johnson

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