Assassin Club Director Reveals What He Believes Makes For A Kickass Action Movie

Assassin Club director Camille Delamarre is a veteran director of action movies, so who better to give us their take on what makes for a good action movie?
Assassin Club

Camille Delamarre directs the adrenaline-pumping action thriller “Assassin Club,” starring Henry Golding as an elite assassin who becomes the target of his equally skilled counterparts, leading him on a quest to unveil the enigmatic orchestrator behind a deadly plot, with a star-studded cast including Daniela Mechior, Noomi Rapace, and Sam Neill.

Camille Delamarre on What Makes for a Good Action Movie

Camille Delamarre is an accomplished director known for his expertise in directing action movies, making him a great source for understanding what makes for a captivating and thrilling cinematic experience in an action movie. With films like Brick Mansions, The Transporter Refueled, and now Assassin Club under his belt, Delamarre has honed his skills in crafting intense and exhilarating action sequences that keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

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His keen understanding of pacing, choreography, and visual storytelling allows him to create dynamic and immersive action sequences that seamlessly blend with the overall narrative. Delamarre’s experience in the genre enables him to effectively utilize elements such as stunts, fight choreography, and special effects to enhance the excitement and impact of the story. His ability to balance high-octane action with compelling characters and engaging plotlines makes him a reliable authority on what makes for a successful and memorable action movie. So we asked and he shared his expertise.

Yeah, for me, it’s a difficult question because I get a lot of fun in many different genres. Some [I like] with a lot of CGI effects and just something very, like, a studio movie with a bit cartoonish. And I like also this kind of grounded action movie. So I think you have some good things in just a different type of action movie. But in this one, what I like, it’s again, it was the occasion to direct an organic film with just a real feeling of reality because all the fight scenes, all the stunts were with the main cast.

Henry Numi-Repes and Henry Golding are running, fighting, falling for real. And just, it’s not, they were not with me just for a close-up and reactions and to leave all the funny action moments to stunt doubles.
They were with me, ready to fight and just to give the maximum to make this action realistic. And that’s why also I choose to shoot a lot of scenes with a handheld cam and some, just to feel this kind of reality and not to try to not create some distances between the camera and what we have on screen. So yeah, it was, again, it was intense and created with passion and passion for action.

Camille Delamarre, Assassin Club Director

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You can see Delamarre put his expertise in action in Assassin Club. Assassin Club is now available on digital and on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 6, 2023.

About Assassin Club

Assassin Club

Release Date: On digital May 16, 2023, and Blu-Ray and DVD June, 6, 2023
Director: Camille Delamarre
Writer: Thomas Dunn
Executive Producers: Mark Andrews, Dennis Crow, Thomas Dunn, Simon Fawcett, Joseph Lanius, Christina Lundbohm, Joe Simpson, Amar Singh, Jonathan Taylor
Producers: Kieran Corrigan, Jordan Dykstra, Franco Della Posta, Giorgia Lodato, Toddlundbolhm, Emanuele Moretti, Ellen S. Wander
Cinematography: Matthew Chuang
Production: Merlin Films, Film Bridge International, The Motus Studios
Distribution: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Henry Golding, Daniela Mechior, Sam Neill, Noomi Rapace, Claudio Del Falco, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Anastasia Doaga, Gianluca Bottoni

Henry Golding (G.I. JOE: SNAKE EYES) stars in this highly entertaining, globe-trotting action thriller. The hunter becomes the hunted when an elite assassin (Golding) is given his final contract: to kill seven people around the world – only to discover the targets are equally skilled assassins hired to kill him. His only shot to survive is to uncover the mysterious mastermind behind the deadly plot before it’s too late. Also starring Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad) with Noomi Rapace (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park)

Have you seen Assassin Club? What’s your favorite Camille Delamarre film? Which franchise would you like to see him direct? What do you think makes for a good action movie? Let us know your thoughts on social media!

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