Unlike Tom Cruise, Liam Neeson didn't do any of his own stunt driving.
There's a very good chance 'Fast & Furious 9' and James Bond's 'No Time to Die' would have made our best movie car chases of 2020 list. But with the pandemic forcing cinemas to close, studios made the difficult decision to delay both films until 2021. At the time of writing, 'No Time of Die' will be screened at cinemas in April, but we wouldn't be surprised if it gets delayed again since the pandemic is still causing disruption.
These aren't the only films that should be on every gearhead's radar, however. Behind the scenes footage recently showed Tom Cruise driving a door-less BMW M5 on the streets of Paris for the upcoming Mission Impossible sequel. Filming of a new Liam Neeson action movie called 'Blacklight' is also underway, and footage confirms a destructive car chase will be one of the film's main action setpieces.
Footage shows a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat careering through the streets of Canberra, Australia, in pursuit of a garbage truck, weaving through traffic, sliding around corners, and burning rubber on city streets. We don't know the context of the scene, but the garbage truck causes carnage, smashing into parked cars that get in its way.
Unlike Tom Cruise, who regularly does his own death-defying stunts, Neeson didn't do any of the stunt driving and was nowhere to be seen on set.
While the chase was filmed in Canberra, CGI will digitally transform the city into Washington in the film. Canberra was chosen as a filming location over America as the pandemic is more under control down under.
Directed by Mark Williams, who also directed Liam Neeson's 'Honest Thief' released last year, 'Blacklight' centers around a "troubled off-the-books fixer for the FBI" played by Neeson who is "tasked with pulling undercover agents out of dangerous situations."
There's no release date yet, but it hopefully won't be long until a teaser is released previewing the film's action-packed car chase.