Aaron’s Hugh Jackman Page – Swordfish

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Director Dominic Sena

Skip Woods

Tinseltown’s Quite a Stunt


February 23, 2001

NY – The last John movie to feature an automobile was Get Shorty, a 1995 film on Elmore Leonard’s best The vehicle in question was an Oldsmobile rented by Mr. Travolta’s character, Palmer, and humorously tagged the of minivans.

It wasn’t enough to Olds.

Come June, will have a chance to see Mr. and his co-star, Hugh Jackman, at the of something more sporting, a TVR , in Swordfish, a counterespionage action As you might imagine, that makers are hoping for a better result.

You can’t buy a Tuscan in — not yet — but that didn’t stop the from air-freighting four green cars from England, to Los Angeles to appear as the automotive star. Directed by Sena, whose Gone in 60 was one long, fiery chase and produced by Joel Silver, who was for blowing up more than his of cars in the Die Hard and Lethal series, Swordfish has a nail-biting of its own, one that will as many Americans’ introduction to

Randy White, the film’s car said the small British big break in Hollywood came the production designer, Jeff ran across a picture of the outlandishly Tuscan — an increasingly frequent of video games — in a European Impressed, Mr. White e-mailed and after some trans- script shuffling, a deal was

For several days and even long nights in December, drivers in all four TVR’s — portraying Mr. Travolta’s character, Shear — screeched through Los Angeles and nearby Ventura, smoking and pirouetting. All the while, the were being riddled simulated bullets.

The No. 1 car goes back in pristine Mr. White said. And the others hopefully go back the same, but if the pieces will go back.

TVR the cars without charge, that by the time they returned, their resale might be compromised but the company’s profile would be enhanced.

is the story of a cold-blooded spy hired by a agency to coerce a computer to help steal $6 billion — in for which, the hacker, who was just from …, will custody of his daughter. Following the may be a challenge, but car buffs will be confused by this: The highly TVR, which is not certified in the States — it has right-hand drive and plates, too — races under the of the famously strict California Air Board.

Cesar Angobaldo, the second unit transportation said of Mr. Travolta’s character: a world traveler. It’s up to the to figure out how the car got here. By ship. By

It got here.

Hugh Jackman for a scene on the Ventura, Calif. set of his new Swordfish.

The following picture and are from Coming Attraction :

26, 2001 . Here’s an image the film — Mr. Travolta all serious and government agenty. We this out of the 2001 preview kit by Warner Brothers. Click on it to see the deal. [Pic provided by Brothers.]

January 25, 2001 . Not do we get a great eyewitness report the downtown L.A. filming on Swordfish, but we get a heads up about a stunt they’ll be filming this weekend!

I can’t believe that no one in the LA has updated you on this film. Sunday I worked yet again on spectacular movie with stuff you’ve never before. After filming for 2 months in downtown Ventura, the production has moved to the downtown Los area for at least several weeks of shooting.

Scenes involve some sort of attempt by the bad guy in the movie using an Sky Crane cargo helicopter a city bus underneath packed explosives and terrorists. In addition to in the air they also had 2 regular shooting with their systems. Wescam is basically a mounted in a gyroscopically stabilized on the side of the aircraft to eliminate

Now for the fun part. Said bus is carried 500 over 8th Street to the Citicorp building at 777 Figueroa Street Don Cheadle’s character is with a 30 man team racing down the using those guys the BILL YOUNG PRECISION TEAM again screeching maniacs around corners in cop

Lots of other scenes in the of the 777 Building with extras out and evacuating and SWAT storming the I hear they will be next Sunday to supposedly this bus in the street.

January 13, . I was over at www.greenfieldonline.com, a survey and was looking over the new crop of One of the surveys was for looking at a new movie I headed over to that

After a few introductory questions, I was to look at a trailer. This turned out to be for Swordfish. Unfortunately, it was with proprietary Windows streaming controls, so I was not able to it. However, I will describe it as as I can. (I was only allowed to see it

It opens with Travolta about Jackman’s character, the – ‘He lives in a beyond ours. He does we can only dream of.’

Travolta is delivering these as a voice-over, there are several of computer screens and Hollywood-style code’ intercut with carrying wicked-looking rifle (or the cuts were so quick I tell), and driving a nice car in chases – there are a few a bootleg 180, etc. My scene in the trailer is a shot of standing up in a car moving down the with both his arms firing to either side. show this from the and, with an explosion off behind him, it looks wicked.

They need to some of the cuts (there’s one near the end of someone jumping on the of a car that doesn’t seem to with the rest of the trailer) and it was a rough trailer, the timecodes on the were still present. I do any changes they make in the are minor, because this is the trailer in a while that I think gives away any plot points. I hadn’t anything about this before, now I am rather curious to see it.

In That’s a Wrap–and a Rap

Pedestrians bullet-riddled police cars on the set of being filmed in downtown People stand behind tape on a sidewalk to watch the and catch a look at John and Halle Berry.

Pedestrians bullet-riddled police cars on the set of being filmed in downtown People stand behind tape on a sidewalk to watch the and catch a look at John and Halle Berry.

Actors playing SWAT take cover behind cars.

A crew member to an actor portraying an injured officer.

Actors, including Jackman, playing bank and hostages emerge from a in a scene from the movie

By MATT SURMAN, LA Times Writer

November 11, 2000

Main Street businesses losses or tout visits by John Travolta, as crowds until the bitter end hoping for a

VENTURA–This was Haley Ferguson’s chance. Her mom got a wave, all her friends got But, now, here it was the day of Swordfish filming, before all the guns and shot-up police got packed up and hauled back to and she still hadn’t had a John experience to call her own.

I want to just buy an autograph. I one personally, the Ventura resident holding baby Casey up on her for a better view of the wreckage across the corner of Main and Oak And I’ve already been an hour and a half.

But Ferguson that doesn’t compete some of the others. Kids who here every day after for the three weeks since began.

Grandmas who brought grandchildren for daylong views. And who, whether they it or not–and some vehemently a full-time, front-row seat for the All were out in force to say goodbye

It’s going to feel said a wistful Beverly who manages Cabinets Unlimited on Street. It’s been nice.

Some, however, were thinking, ‘Good

City officials told us it was to be a party in the streets during said Mike Clancy, of the Main Street Antique It’ll be a party in the streets the they’re gone.

Clancy and a of other merchants filed an lawsuit against Warner hoping to stop the filming. crowded Monday’s Ventura Council meeting to demand for what they lost. said he is suing the city, Mayor Sandy Smith that some merchants are though he promises to give any to the Boys Girls clubs.

happy to get ’em out of here, Steve McGuire, owner of Antiques Mall, who added he didn’t think his headache was He said he had lost $35,000 the course of construction and filming, and he have to open his books and years of tax returns to the studio’s to prove his losses.

While he that business has been for some, he has had $8, $12, $30 days, I’m used to $1,000, he It’s divided neighbors

To be truthful, it’s not completely The explosions, Humvees and bloodied will be gone. But crews begin building restoration a process that could at least a month.

Warner has told merchants that all the on buildings on Main Street, and the bins used to collect will be gone before

City film liaison Robinson said it’s too early to figure the financial of the filming, but that the studio had $100,000 to cover permit traffic control, police and other services. He believes the has been good for business and is a tourist attraction.

Indeed, the owner of Golden was proud to point out a visit by Travolta to his restaurant. Anacapa Co. reported good sales hungry film crews. And said that although hasn’t been particularly for her, she hopes the good vibes will last.

The brought Santa Barbara Jonathan DiBenedetto and Tristan both 16, who took advantage of a Day school holiday to go to Ventura. said they wished could have come on a fiery day.

I thought I was to see exploding cars, Tristan

For LeeAnn Weatherford, 14, who has visited the set day after school, the end of filming is a more personal. She knows of the production assistants by name and them among her friends, she

It’s fun and nice and entertaining, the High School freshman And, tomorrow, when all over? I guess I’ll go shopping again.

With of others, she stood behind a of yellow police tape, smelling distance of police from which smoke–its reminiscent of church incense–spiraled the morning.

She was among those for co-star Halle Berry, who has a relatively low profile compared Travolta’s willingness to meet and

I saw her last night, she said. She waved from her car, but it was to see her, because it was dark.

opponent Clancy got a lucky–if you can it that–view of the shy star.

I just saw her an hour ago, Clancy and it didn’t do anything for me.

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