“Most dangerous game” comes on the QUIBI or “Quick Bites” phone application platform.
Designed around the idea of segmented movies and tv series the company founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman has a couple of incredible new shows to debut with and the Propstop is debuting these items in the week long auction running during the show Episode premiere exclusively on the eBay platform.
The first show to be offered up is the brilliant new Liam Hemsworth series also starring Christoph Waltz as the shadowy manipulator who makes Dodge the lead character (Hemsworth) sign up for a game to outrace his competition in an effort to win a cash prize for his wife. Shot in Toronto last year the series/movie had a healthy budget and along with “The Fugitive” remake is one of Quibi’s most high profile series.
Most dangerous game originated as a book in 1924 and was made into a film in 1932 and has since been remade several times but this is a version made for today. Hemsworth is great. The part needed an athletic charismatic Star and he is made for the role. Waltz is his usual swarmy self and the direction by Phil Abraham (Daredevil/ozark/Sopranos) is self assured.
But for us costume collectors the film is a tour de force in costume design. Using a custom made two piece “tracksuit” Dodge runs all over the city in wardrobe designed by Natalie Bronfman and in various stages the costume is broken down, bloodied and distressed in approximately 5-6 different stages. Here below is a picture in the wardrobe room during production of some if these very outfits.
The costume consists of a custom grey tracksuit style top with single pocket. Inside the costume the single pocket on nearly all of the outfits has the notations of which stage destruction the piece was used for. Stunt costumes are marked “S” for stunt. Some have the original wardrobe tag attatched too. Some even have original costume photos of Liam H. In wardrobe on the set.
Many of the costumes come with the original undershirt (one version seen above). Early ones have no stains like sweat and later ones are bloodied and possibly have holes.
Dodge’s trousers again are custom made. Black/blue with a double pocket (info is written on the inside like the top). There is. Drawstring at the top to keep them tight.
There is a small selection of other wardrobe including Hemsworth’s brown jacket seen in several scenes and some pairs of shoes however these are limited and sold separately.
The wonderful thing about these costumes is that they are worn extensively and the same design is used extensively throughout but the addition of damage makes them all individual in their own way. The ensemble really does look stunning on a mannequin too.
Interestingly enough one of the attractions the studios have to working with QUIBI is the ownership of the material reverts to them after two years meaning the film can be shown theatrically or put onto tv and blu ray so you will be able to watch the film on large screens in the future. I hope you have enjoyed our look into the creator of this costume and the auction begins Monday 6th April on EBay.
QUIBI can be downloaded on the App Store and there’s a 90 day free trial available there.