Behind the scenes of the craziest movie stunt in Furious 7!
Behind the scenes of the craziest movie stunt in Furious 7! Remember the plane car drop scene? Yeah, turns out, they were real plane, real cars, real stunts. Exciting, right? Stunt coordinator Andy Gill says that they contacted the Air Force and got a hold of GPS parachutes that could drop a car and hit within a 10-foot area.
Behind the scenes of the craziest movie stunt!
“We wanted to drop the cars from 12,000 feet and open the chutes at 2,500-3,000. The Air Force wanted us to drop them from 18,000 feet and open at 12,000, because the chute needs time to find out where it is. We ended up going with ballistic recovery shoots. They were welded to the back of the cars, but to do that, we had to cut the roof parts out and put fiberglass sheeting in its place. When it was time to deploy, that panel would be blown off and the chute would come out. Now it looked like a standard car.” – says Gill.
Two of the people most responsible for the action in Furious 7 were exactly second unit stunt coordinator Andy Gill and second unit director Spiro Razatos! Check out this video to see behind the scenes of the craziest movie stunt in which the cars appear to drive out of a C-130, skydive, and land on a Colorado highway!