Tell me about the film’s genesis.
About a year before I had done Buried Alive with producer David Greathouse. We worked really well together and we started talking about doing another project. He saw The Rage, the film I shot in Ohio, and he felt it was an energetic, action packed movie and he felt I should do an action film. He had set up this script and eventually it landed at MGM and they set it up there and wanted to go into production right away. Of course, I was into it because I love action movies. I hadn’t had a chance to do a straight action film. It fell together pretty quickly after that.