A terrible catastrophe will happen in the Moscow Metro on December 21, 2012… states the plot of a new Russian movie called “The Metro”. Preparations for shooting lasted for almost a year. The creators studied the work of subway systems, developed new methods of shooting, made unique scenery and found special equipment and locations. Let’s visit the shooting site and see what they have already done.
Several cars bought for shooting were smashed up to different extent in accordance to the plot of the movie.
All inner scenes are shot inside this car. Tunnel views and station interiors will be later laid on the green background with the help of computer.
One of the sets required building an underground bunker. When all scenes had already been shot, the bunker was dismantled.
Many trick scenes are expected to be in the movie.
According to the plot, actions take place in the city center, at fictional Sadovaya Metro Station (marked with one brown circle)
Fictional advertising. “Fly with us!”
An ordinary Moscow Metro map… with one more new station – Sadovaya.
The budget of the movie is $9 million which, by today’s standards, is an impressive sum for Russian cinema.
A badly damaged car and a tunnel in the background.
A life-sized underground tunnel (117 m long) built for shooting.