John Wick Director Chad Stahelski Discusses His Producer Role on Netflix’s Day Shift


Chad Stahelski is behind some of the most incredible action movies of the past decade, directing the John Wick trilogy starring Keanu Reeves. The filmmaker got his start in Hollywood as a stunt performer in franchises such as The Hunger Games, Deadpooland The Expendables. In addition, he did the stunt work doubling for Keanu Reeves in several films before turning his sights to directing alongside the beloved actor. Now Stahelski will take on the producer role with Day Shiftstarring Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco.

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This is a new position for Stahelski, but he’s happy to help Day Shift director JJ Perry with the work. Perry has yet to direct a feature film as he too comes from the word of stunt work. However, the pair worked together on the John Wick franchise, and now Perry decided to take his talent to the director’s chair just as Stahelski did. During an interview with Collider, Stahelski spoke about assisting Perry with his feature film debut.

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“I got to talk to JJ and like, ‘Look, man. I got to be your guide up the mountain. You got to climb the mountain, but I can help tell you where not to step. Maybe not where to step, but where not to step.’ And as far as the producer goes, “Look, I got him, I get it. Give him the rope,” or “Hey, this is where we need to force him into the box. He’ll be twice as creative. Trust me. This guy is going to pull it out.’ So, I wish I could tell you there’s some formula or algorithm to talk to either side, but there’s really not. At the end of the day, Steve, it’s about people. And if you understand what people want or what their focus is, you can help guide the other side through that.

Day Shift is Available Now on Netflix

Have you ever wanted to watch Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco kill blood-sucking vampires? Well, now’s your chance. Day Shift made its debut on Netflix earlier this month on Aug. 12. The film includes several A-list actors, including Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, and Snoop Dogg. They’re joined by Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Meagan Good, and Scott Adkins.

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Tyler Tice and Shay Hatten wrote the screenplay for Day Shiftwith previous work including John Wick: Chapter 3, Army of the Dead, Army of Thievesand I Know What You Did Last Summer. MovieWeb reviewed the film, calling it an “entertaining horror comedy with a great Jamie Foxx and one of the best action scenes of the year.” You can check out Day Shift for yourself, available now on Netflix.


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