On the occasion of the broadcast on TMC of “The Foreigner”, return on an unusual anecdote which occurred during the filming, which created a wind of panic among Londoners.
WHEN AN EXPLOSION CREATES A WIND OF PANIC
We are February 7, 2016, in the early morning, on Lambeth Bridge in London. A typical city double-decker bus is driving across the bridge when suddenly it explodes with a deafening crash! An attack ? An accident ?
Many Londoners are scared and particularly express their concern on social networks. For many, this explosion brings back the painful memory of the attacks of July 7, 2005, when the explosion of the same bus caused the death of 14 people.
Very quickly, the inhabitants are reassured, it was about the shooting of The Foreigner, an action film with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, directed by the director of Casino Royale, Martin Campbell. Although the shooting of the scene was announced by posters in town and on social media, it could not prevent a certain wind of panic, forcing even the deputy Nigel Huddleston to communicate on this subject:
“The degree of realism of the explosion was very important and some people were too far away to see the crew of the film and the equipment and thus understand that it was about a shooting”, concedes the politician, reminding productions to better manage communication during such events, especially in the current context of terrorist threat. A big fear for Londoners but more fear than harm in the end.
VIDEO OF THE BUS EXPLOSION FILMED BY A RIVER