Selena Gomez and Ethan Hawke film Getaway stars Shelby Super Snake Mustang
Getaway is in theatres now, and filming wrecked a total of 130 vehicles for its making. Director Courtney Solomon said Ethan Hawke and his stunt double have destroyed a slew of cars as they performed high action chases with all cars being a total write-off.
The 130 vehicles that went into the making of this movie saw each of them only fit for the junkyard at the end of days shooting at Bulgaria. This included, cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
Shelby had to make cars especially for this production. 7 Shelby’s were made, and at the end of crashes salvageable parts were reused. All in all, 13 versions of the Shelby were wrecked. Some crashes were filmed at varying speeds and no stuntmen injuries were reported. Lead actor Ethan Hawke finds the 1968 Shelby Mustang to be his favourite, and he went onto do some of his own stunt driving. When film reels were sent to theatres, the code name ‘Speed Demon’ was used.