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How That Awesome Chase Scene From ‘John Wick 2’ Was Made: Video

If you haven’t seen either of the John Wick action films starring Keanu Reeves, much of the story revolves around a gorgeous, gray 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1. At least, we’re relatively certain it’s a Mach 1; in one scene during the first John Wick (2014) movie, one of the baddies misidentifies it as a Boss 429, but the titular character never corrects him.

Regardless, the car comes back in John Wick: Chapter Two (2017), taking a starring role in one of the earliest scenes in the movie, in which Wick gains access to the warehouse where his Mustang is being kept by a high-ranking mobster. Wick attempts to take back his car from the baddies, and a thrilling, action-packed chase/brawl ensues – one that includes some truly excellent driving stunts.

In part, what makes the scene great is that a majority of it was shot using practical effects; very few shots involved heavy computer use. It was of some help that star Keanu Reeves is, according to Stunt Coordinator and Second-Unit Director Darrin Prescott, “a great driver – probably the best actor driver in the business.”

To hear how the scene came together, in the words of Darrin Prescott, watch the video above from Vanity Fair.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Johnny Cokley

    I am very excited for this.


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