Vasan Bala’s Bollywood action comedy Man Who Can Feel No Pain has a new trailer in anticipation of its premiere at Toronto International Film Fest’s Midnight Madness.
Eric Jacobus action directed the project, and Dennis Ruel served as fight coordinator. The two of them spent a month in Oakland with The Stunt People previzzing the action scenes.
After that, Jacobus and Ruel traveled to Mumbai, India for two months meticulously shooting the action scenes with a sizable stunt team from all over India, alongside some truly gifted actors like Abhimanyu Dassani, Radhika Madan, and Gulshan Devaiah.
The Man Who Feels No Pain premieres at the TIFF Midnight Madness at midnight on Friday, Sept 14th. Jacobus and Ruel will be there with the director and cast. Perhaps we’ll see you there!
Eric Jacobus (God of War, Mafia III) is taking what he’s learned from his work as a motion capture performer in triple-A videogame titles and applying it to the indie film and game development world. Only days after utilizing motion capture to embody an Omen of Sorrow character for a live stunt show at Santiago’s FestiGame, Jacobus used the same Xsens marker-less motion capture system to record himself kicking as a robot in a 3D environment. Normally a fight scene requires at least two performers, but Jacobus took it upon himself to record both sides of the fight scene. He then created a 3D geography within Unity and played the animations against one another, simulating a fight scene between two actors. A small behind-the-scenes look at Jacobus’s process can be seen at the end of the video.
Jacobus says he’s just scratching the surface of what’s possible now that he’s able to easily execute action choreography within a motion capture system.