Edgar Wright Consulted With George Miller For Help On His "Baby Driver" Car Stunts



"Baby Driver," stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx. The film tells the story of a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) forced to work on a heist for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey). No surprise here, but the film is a visually driven, candy-colored mashup of “Drive,” The Driver” and Michael Mann’s “Thief.” In other words, it’s a cinematic delight. Wright doesn’t do boring, he’s one of the most visually interesting filmmakers working today and “Baby Driver” proves that once again. You can watch this film with no sound and still get sucked into Wright’s dream of a movie. He drives this film into sheer visual nirvana. Take that Marvel."

The stunts in "Baby Driver" are INSANE. Wright filmed all of the stunts in "Baby Driver" on location, and what's on screen is 95% practical effects, with only 5% CGI for touch-ups. Because they shot in a city and working freeway, they had to rehearse on the Atlanta Motor Speedway and choreograph with Matchbox cars

A fascinating look at how they managed to pull off those incredible "Baby Driver" car chases. These are the "Fury Road" f car chase sequences, which is then not surprising that he asked the master of practical special effects, George Miller, for his own input

"During pre-production, Wright also consulted with a modern master of practical automotive action: director George Miller, whose 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road took on-location car chases to a bonkers level of visceral thrills. The two filmmakers met during Miller’s promotional tour for Fury Road, and after a screening and Wright-hosted Q&A, they had dinner. Wright and Miller stayed in touch afterward, and the elder writer/director offered up some insight that helped shape the production of Baby Driver."

He recommended the ... the Pursuit Crane, which is a camera crane on a car for shooting car chases,” Wright says. “It’s rigged on a smallish car, and it can weave in the traffic with the other stunt cars, and you get these amazing shots. A lot of those shots in the movie, where you’re really low to the ground and close to the cars as they’re coming ‘round corners and weaving in between, that’s all from that same arm, and that’s the same one they used on Fury Road."

"Miller and Wright stayed in touch, too. “In fact, actually, after I finished the first edit of the movie I showed it to George,” Wright said. “I’ve been very lucky to get George Miller’s input.

"The first chase is on the I-85, which is the main freeway in Atlanta, and you cannot shut down the I-85,” Wright says with a laugh. “That’s impossible"

"The production was given a very limited time to nail the intricate, high-stakes stunts on the I-85, which sees about 200,000 drivers per day in the Atlanta area; it’s so heavily trafficked that a portion of the bridge recently collapsed."
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