LOTUS EXIGE S STARS IN RED 2 MOVIE
From the pen of the hilarious Hoeber brothers ‘RED 2’ is the sequel to ‘RED’ (Retired Extremely Dangerous) staring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich as retired secret agents who reunite to expose government conspiracies, avoiding double agents and assassins along the way. The sequel which hits cinemas throughout Europe this week features a massive A-List cast and a Laser Blue Exige S which undertakes high speed chases, bullet storms and slides its way through London’s streets, markets and motorways.
Our very own Matthew Becker, Chief Engineer of Test and Development, drove the cars (we used 3 identical cars for the film) in the stunt sequences - handbrake turns, high speed chases and some pretty full on braking! The scenes are high octane with a really British feel. As character ‘Han’s stunt double Matt donned full make-up and costume (including a wig!) to represent the martial artist Byung –hun Lee who plays Han!
The stunt sequences most difficult to perform and shoot were sadly lost from the final cut, but there is still plenty of amazing scenes including a 360 drift in a London street and a swift manoeuvre under an 18-wheel truck on a motorway to hide from the enemy.
We still have one of the original film cars on site, currently it’s on display in our Lotus Originals store which is open to public Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and from 9am to 12pm on Fridays.
Here are a few photos that we took on set and on location during the filming: