Today I spoke at length with director Doug Aarniokoski about his upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller The Day and, while I’ll be sharing my full interview with him next week closer to that film’s release, I figured I’d go ahead and let you in on some juicy tidbits he dropped regarding Nurse 3D.
We’ve shown you some tantalizing imagery from the film (which stars Paz De La Huerta, Katrina Bowden, Corbin Bleu, Boris Kodjoe, Dita Von Teese, Adam Herschman, Neal McDonough, Niecy Nash and Nick Turturro), and now we have a rundown on exactly how crazy it is.
When I asked him what he was surprised to have gotten away with on the film he answered, “The amount of sexuality and combined violence. It was really [nuts]. It’s that kind of movie where you’re like, “how can I portray this and get away with it?” It was about bringing it to the screen in a way that was engaging, erotic, dangerous, scary, nasty and brutal all at the same time. That was the dance for me.”
The Day is fast approaching its release (via Anchor Bay/WWE Studios) on August 29th. Head inside for some more Nurse 3D talk (and beware of the NSFW poster)!
What I’ve seen from Nurse 3D seems absolutely crazy. And Boris Kodjoe told me it was insanely fun set to work on, how nuts does it get?
Imagine Fatal Attraction and Black Swan and then throw it into a hospital. That’s kind of our world. Its a world you’ve never seen before. It’s sexy, yet gritty, violent and nasty. And then it became sexy again. It’s like, “wow!” I could never quite put my finger on what the next scene was going to be when I read the script because it was so wickedly off. And then I did another pass on the script and rewrote the script myself and I took what was already there and amped it up.
It was like a palette that I could throw color on and just go as big and bold as I wanted to in this crazy context of the mind of Abby (Paz De La Huerta) who became obsessive about these men who were cheating and living through infidelity. And now she’s making the world a better place by eliminating them one at a time.
We shot it in 3D which is a first for me. It’s a fun Friday night movie where you have to grab some popcorn and hang on for the ride. So Boris is right when he says it was crazy on set because it truly was.
What was the one thing on Nurse 3D that you didn’t think you could get away with – but you got away with anyway?
The amount of sexuality and combined violence. It was really [nuts]. It’s that kind of movie where you’re like, “how can I portray this and get away with it?” It was about bringing it to the screen in a way that was engaging, erotic, dangerous, scary, nasty and brutal all at the same time. That was the dance for me.