Monday, 9 May 2016

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 - They’re Back!



Photo credit: Nancy Snipper

 
by Nancy Snipper

It’s been 10 years since we met the odd couple of cops, and nine years in the script conception on the part of the bad cop of the duo – Patrick Huard who is also one of the producers along with François Flamand and Pierre Even (Item 7) with Seville as the distributor.

Photo credit: Nancy Snipper
I had the rare chance to speak to the Alain DesRochers, the director of the movie which starts shooting May 22 and is slated to come out summer   2017. Hailing from Ottawa, he told me he is a real Canadian, and loves the idea of breaking down language barriers through the two cops reunited, bringing Montreal and Toronto together – the Anglo and Québécois guys – true buddies who no longer butt heads. Fresh eyes surely will enrich the vitality of the film, though the two protagonists are ten years older. Indeed, no novice to the craft, DesRochers has earned his own badge, having directed Nitro, Nitro Rush and Musée Eden. Always humble DesRochers said, “It’s an honour to direct these two great actors.”
He also revealed it was a challenge to do a comedic action film while ensuring to highlight the serious and sinister elements – to keep them strong and raw.
Producer François Flamand – and co-producer Pierre Even concurred –highlighted that the main raison d’être of reuniting the pair of unlikely but awfully likeable cops: “Everyone wanted to see them again. And this time, it is going to big much bigger in scope than the first film.”
Once again, the bilingual film with subtitles in both languages (Pierre Even highlighted that the first one set a precedent for subtitling this way), stars Colm Feore as Martin Ward – the bon (good) cop and Patrick Huard as David Bouchard – the bad cop. This action thriller is sure to be another blockbuster (the greatest audience success of any Canadian film marked the first one – directed by Eric Canuel. I can hardly wait to see it!


(The press conference for Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 was held at Restaurant Le Richmond in Montreal on May 9th, 2016).