'Snake Eyes' doesn't rely on CGI, says Henry Golding

Los Angeles, Jan 28 (PTI) Actor Henry Golding says his new film 'Snake Eyes', a spin-off of 'G.I. Joe', brings the old-school physical stunts back into the fold at a time when computer-generated graphics are a rage.

The 'Crazy Rich Asians' star, who plays the titular ninja in the Paramount movie, said the action has a certain 'authenticity' to it. 'We have an authenticity to this. Which no one will have ever seen in a 'G.I. Joe' franchise ever. The amount of physical stunts that we do outweigh that of any of the CGI. Generally speaking, it's all physical stunts,' Golding told MTV News.

The 32-year-old actor said he had a 'few injuries' while doing the stunts on the film.

'I'm not gonna lie -- I blew out my hip, I tore my quad, my meniscus like tore,' he added.

Golding said 'Snake Eyes' will be an origin story and of a period of the character's life in which he is still learning and training.

Snake Eyes is a silent ninja commando who dresses in all black, never reveals his face and doesn't speak. He stands out among the military anti-terrorist group and quickly establishes himself as the group's most popular member.

The spin-off will be directed by Robert Schwentke from a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos. PTI RDS SHD SHD