Aston Martin Sacrificed 30 Cars For Mark Wahlberg's New Film

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There is a lot of Aston Martin action in the new sci-fi thriller 'Infinite' starring Mark Wahlberg.

If you can't wait for the release of James Bond's 'No Time to Die' later this year, there's another film out now you may have missed that has lots of Aston Martin action. Originally slated for release in cinemas before the pandemic happened, the new sci-fi thriller 'Infinite' starring Mark Wahlberg is now available to stream on Paramount+.

While the movie received mediocre reviews from critics, gearheads will relish the amount of Aston Martins that appear in the film. While some cars are in the movie only feature in close-up shots for product placement, several Aston Martins star in some of the film's best action scenes.

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A new behind-the-scenes video released by Aston Martin shows how some of the car stunts were filmed. In the film, Mark Wahlberg plays a man who discovers his schizophrenic visions are memories from past lives, which he must use to save humanity. "If you had an infinite amount of money, it wouldn't be bad to own an Aston Martin. In a way that's how we got to the idea of going to work with them," said producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura when talking about the film's relationship with Aston Martin.

In the opening scene, a 1970s Aston Martin V8 Vantage tears through the streets of Mexico while a Ferrari Testarossa is chased by police.

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Curiously, the electric Aston Martin Lagonda Vision Concept SUV also makes an appearance in the film, though it doesn't see any action. We suspect the shooting of the film had already wrapped up before Aston Martin announced it was canning the project.

An armored Aston Martin Vantage stars in the film's most destructive action scene, smashing through a prison to rescue Mark Wahlberg's character and gets chased by an armored truck. For this scene, Aston Martin let the production team add some futuristic CGI modifications to the Vantage including a retractable steering wheel and a Mad Max-style battering ram enabling it to plow thorough buildings. Around 30 Aston Martins were used for the film's high-octane chase scenes, but not all of them survived the film in one piece. As Mark Wahlberg puts it, 'Infinite' is "a love letter to Aston Martin."

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