Every great action movie needs a car chase scene. It's a crucial necessity—how else is your badass hero gonna get around? John Wick: Chapter 2 opens with a firecracker of a chase, spurred when the title character goes to retrieve his Mustang from a warehouse. Here's exactly how that high-octane chase scene was made.
Vanity Fair sat down with Darrin Prescott, the stunt coordinator and second unit director on John Wick: Chapter 2, to break down the slam-bang chase scene that opens the movie. Unlike so many of today's movies that rely almost exclusively on digital effects, this chase scene was built around actual footage of precision stunt driving.
And as Prescott explains, a decent amount of that driving was done by star Keanu Reeves himself. According to Prescott, Reeves might just be the best actor-driver in the business. That's not much of a surprise: Reeves is a bona-fide gearhead, so much so that .
Here's what Reeves and his stunt drivers and technical directors went through to make the killer first scene of John Wick: Chapter 2.