“I don’t know whether to hug you or shoot you.”
“I’ll take that, thank you.”
“Better finish the job.”
These interior warehouse environments are patterned off of an old factory that was renovated into offices, where my friends’ business, Orbit Media Studios, was located.
“I thought I smelled something…”
Whether or not an assault rifle round would knock Kate through the door across the hall remains open to debate. If it have been a 12-gauge shotgun, there would be no question. Clearly she has a good flak vest, though, or it would have gone right through her instead.
“We have a firefight in progress at 36th and Iron!”
For the record, a .44 Magnum really does go “BKOOM!” They also have quite a kick. It’s one reason Mike is very careful to only squeeze off one shot at a time.
A couple of friends took me out to a shooting range where I fired most of the weapons that appear in this gunfight, or equivalent firearms of the same caliber. It provided me with some insight into the ballistics and details for this scene.
“You guys smell something funny in here?”
This warehouse scene went through many script revisions during the writing process and even while I was drawing the pages. I had trouble laying out the interior, and frequently diverged from what I’d written in the script. In the end, nearly the entire action scene was improvised.