Hawke Makes A Getaway
By ENTAction Staff Writer
US Release Date: 8/30/13
Hawke is talking about Getaway, his new action thriller, in which his character snatches up a Shelby Super Snake Mustang, with owner (Selena Gomez) still inside, and takes the high speed car on a massive chase.
For Hawke’s Brent Magna, who just happens to be a former race car driver, it’s all about saving his wife. You see, she has been kidnapped by a raving nut job (Jon Voight), who we never actually see on screen. We just hear his voice warning Magna that wifey is a goner if directions are not followed to the letter. Oh, and multiple cameras have been mounted on the Super Snake, just to make sure that happens.
“The film thrills me because it has a visceral feel to it. You can tell some metal was really scraped against some asphalt,” says the actor. “There’s some real adrenaline to it.”
Gomez, alias The Kid, a complete stranger who ends up in the passenger seat of her own car, picked the movie for the fun, thrills and challenges.
“All the stunts were real instead of effects. And they were awesome. The whole experience was.”
Meanwhile, Voight loves the movie’s massive chase scene.
“It was a ride in more ways than one because the dangerous maze of events which transpire, with so many great twists and turns, kept me constantly guessing, ‘What is this guy really up to?’
In bringing this story to the screen, Solomon ditched the comfort of a sound stage, and instead filmed his pic movie inside a real Shelby Super Snake.
“Being able to put the audience right in the middle of events, inside that amazing car, was enticing,” says Solomon, who used anywhere from 18 to 42 cameras in a given scene. “But shooting real, high stakes action made it even cooler for me.”
Since his character is not permitted to step outside the car for one second, Hawke had to spend the entire film in the driver’s seat.
“Every scene for my character happens from the same seat. Magna is being watched by multiple characters mounted on the Super Snake. So it was interesting to dig for the emotional nuances without having any freedom of movement.”
“I chose the GT500 Super Snake because Getaway takes place in a foreign country, and I wanted the quintessential muscle car with enough star power to shine with Ethan and Selena. And boy, did it shine.”
Studio: Warner Bros
Director: Courtney Solomon
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight
Screenwriters: Sean Finegan and Greg Maxwell Parker
Producers: Courtney Solomon, Allam Zeman, Moshe Diamant and Christopher Milburn
Executive Producers: Julius R. Nasso, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Bobby Ranghelov, Jon Goodman, Dennis L. Pelion, Claudia Bluemhuber, Ian Hutchinson, Joel Slilver and Steve Richards.
Co Producers: Sean Finegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker
Source: Warner Bros
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