Director Joseph Kosinski shares his plans to use practical effects similar to his previous project, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ on Brad Pitt’s race track for the upcoming ‘Formula 1’ movie.
Stunning mid-air stunts for Maverick are known for using never-before-seen practical effects. One of them was a shooting scene that immediately blew up the set on the set, because of that the production team only had one shot.
Kosinski certainly recognizes the challenges of using this way of shooting, but says he is committed to taking the same approach in-camera in ‘Formula 1’.
Seeing how people react to an authentically shot movie like Top Gun movies makes us all feel good that our approach is working and audiences appreciate it,” he told The Wrap .
funny to me to see people so enamored with real photography. Young people hardly ever see things (like this). They’re so used to CGI, as a tool for big movies that when you shoot images in real life, it feels innovative.
He also adds that it’s this kind of shooting technique that’s the main attraction for the movie, that’s the right approach for Formula 1, to shoot real races and cars. It will be a big challenge but interesting for me.”
In addition to sharing plans for his next project, he also explained the reasons for choosing ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ which did not use CGI. It was because he wanted to capture a real taste of what it’s like to be a Top Gun pilot.
But it all takes a lot of time and dedication from the cast and crew. Even the actors participate directly in a strict training camp approved by the Navy before movies in front of the camera.
The production team said that they shot more than 800 hours of total footage for the movie. There’s no doubt that ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is the very definition of realistic shooting, plus Tom Cruise’s incredible dedication.
Even though it’s still a working title, ‘Formula 1’ is slated to hit theaters ahead of its launch for the Apple TV+ streaming platform. This will be Joseph Kosinski’s latest project after his successful work on Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing movie which has grossed over $800 million at the box office since its global release.