Kiwi filmmaker Jason Lei Howden began production on Guns Akimbo in Auckland on Saturday, with Samara Weaving joining Daniel Radcliffe in the cast.
The movie is described as an "adrenaline-fuelled, balls-to-the-wall original action comedy" and is the second feature for the writer/director following his hit 2015 horror comedy Deathgasm.
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"I am massively excited to be here in Auckland starting filming on Guns Akimbo," Radcliffe says.
"Jason Lei Howden has written a brilliant and delightfully insane script, and working with him as director and alongside the fantastic Samara Weaving to bring it to life is going to be a lot of fun.
"If you see me around Auckland looking very worse for wear and covered in blood and bruises, don't worry - this is probably for filming."
Guns Akimbo will follow an ordinary man whose mundane existence is turned upside-down when he finds himself enrolled in a dark social media movement that forces strangers to fight in a city-wide game of death, live-streamed worldwide to a fanatical audience.
Howden told Flicks.co.nz he hopes Guns Akimbo beats the 'high watermark' set by acclaimed modern action movie John Wick.