Date: 5th July 2002

Matthew McConaughey And Christian Bale In Punch Up

Upcoming fantasy, action flick Reign of Fire (2001) contains a very real piece of action by all accounts. Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale staged a real fight to make it look as realistic as possible.

Christian tells of the event, " Matthew and I looked at each other and went, let's make it as dirty as possible and also let's really go for it. Matthew headbutted me and I ended up with a huge welt above my left eye. Absolutely real. I hit the deck after he headbutted me, I stood right back up, I got in a genuine punch to get him back and we kept on going and played out the whole scene. At the end of it, I was fine; I wanted to know that he was all right. I'm very happy that's the shot that's in the movie. There's no faking it whatsoever."

Expect to see Reign of Fire (2001) in the UK on the 16th August and the US on the 12th July.

Source: Press Release