‘Stampede. In the gorge. Simba’s down there!’
Behind the scenes of that Florida causeway scene in the James Cameron spy adventure.
…and other stories about the film’s classic invisible VFX.
Crashing models, crafting sparks old-school, front projection (!), simulating anamorphic lens flares, and the mistake that stayed in the film.
One bus had a section made of rubber, just in case Keanu ‘got into trouble’.
But, so what…’splosions!
‘We shoved so much light into the miniature that it was literally melting and coming apart.’
But it did, and it was still spectacular.
How they made Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hopper fight atop that train in ‘Speed’.
And it was thanks to someone who thought they had missed their bus.