Director Edgar Wright went through a number of cars when filming Baby Driver, which isn’t surprising considering that the movie revolves around car chases. However, the sheer number of cars that he went through to film the movie is somewhat difficult to believe, if the movie’s small budget is of any indication.
CinemaBlend spoke with Sean Ryan, who modified cars for Baby Driver, and he said that Wright went through well over a hundred over the course of filming:
Yes, we have roughly about 150 cars. Everything that’s stunt material to background cars. Almost every car in this movie is designed specifically for something, so although we have five Avalanches, each Avalanche is built slightly different from one to the other, depending on the stunt they do. … We started buying cars January, and we were ready by February 17th. We had 150 cars in essentially 5 weeks, 6 weeks.
Bear in mind that Ryan made this statement during filming – it’s entirely possible that even more cars could have been purchased and wrecked in the process of making a madcap action movie. But based on incredibly positive reactions from the film’s screening at SXSW, it seems as though the expenses were worth it.
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Baby Driver rolls out on June 28. Its cast includes Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx.
Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up
Every year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.
I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.
If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!