Dwayne Johnson took to his Instagram account earlier today to post a photo of him at the set of Red Notice.
The much-awaited Netflix movie Red Notice resumed production in Sept., and Ryan Reynolds made sure his fans know that by sharing a set photo to his social media account. The high-profile film is graced by the good-looking trifecta of Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot at its center, as it revolves around the world’s greatest tracker (played by Johson), and the world’s greatest conman (played by Reynolds) joining forces to capture Gadot, who portrays the role of the world’s greatest art thief.
“Another very productive work week on set of RED NOTICE, Johnson wrote in the caption section of the new photo. “Some very cool Hollywood intel for all you cinephiles out there,” he added.
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Another very productive work week on set of RED NOTICE ?? * Some very cool Hollywood intel for all you cinephiles out there ? I’m gonna sound like a big technology nerd but the hell with it, here we go? The small @panavisionofficial camera on the right in this picture thats on a slider, on top of a wooden apple box is using one of the most prolific Hollywood lenses of all time. It’s an ultra Panatar anamorphic lens. The same glass that shot BEN HUR (1959) and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962). 60+ year old glass with beautiful quirks and distortions and a unique bokeh. Old school shit — they literally don’t (and can’t!) make them like this anymore. We’ve coupled these lenses with the most cutting edge digital technology in the world — Red’s 8k Monstro — to achieve a look that’s both old school Hollywood & new school slick. No one’s photographed a film with this combo before — until RED NOTICE. A special shout to our brilliant/hungry cinematographer @markusforderer for his unique and groundbreaking vision. We’re making a great one. The world’s most wanted art thief. An FBI profiler. And the greatest conman the world has ever seen. #RedNotice #OldSchoolHollywood @netflix @sevenbucksprod @flynnpictureco @masistills ?
Before sharing details of the set equipment seen in the photo, he warns his followers that he might sound like “a big technology nerd.” He starts with the small Panavision camera, which is seen on the right side in the picture – “that’s on the slider, on top of a wooden apple box,” he adds before revealing that it uses one of the most prolific Hollywood lenses of all time.
“It’s an ultra Panatar anamorphic lens,” Johnson wrote. He goes on to reveal those are the same glass that shot iconic films such as 1959’s Ben Hur and Lawrence of Arabia (1962), over 60 years old glass with beautiful quirks and distortions and a unique bokeh, he explains.
The Jumanji star goes on to reveal these kinds of lenses aren’t made anymore, adding that they have coupled these lenses with the most cutting edge digital technology in the world, Red’s 8k Monstro in a bid to achieve a look that the actor describes as “both old school Hollywood & new school slick.”
Johnson also noted that no one has used this combo to photograph a film, until Red Notice. Towards the end of the message, he thanked brilliant/hungry cinematographer Markus Förderer for his unique and groundbreaking vision. “We’re making a great one,” he wrote.
Promoting his upcoming Netflix film in the post, Johnson wrote: The world’s most wanted art thief.
An FBI profiler.
And the greatest conman the world has ever seen.
Netflix has not set a release date for Red Notice yet. Stay tuned in here for more news and updates!