Will it be a hit like 'Top Gun Maverick'? 'F1' movie starring Brad Pitt filmed with six cameras in the cockpit

Brad Pitt and Damson Idris at the British Grand Prix. Image: DAN MULLAN/GETTY IMAGES

Will Brad Pitt and director Joseph Kosinski's "F1" movie (title undecided) be a breakthrough work on the level of the 2022 blockbuster Sky Action movie ''Top Gun: His Maverick''? Famed producer Jerry Bruckheimer reveals his surprising filming techniques in an interview with Collider.

The film, which began filming in July 2023, is a story about a former F1 racer, played by Pitt, who faces off against rivals in the racing world with a group of newcomers. Kosinski has adopted the same concept as ''Top Gun: Maverick,'' in which the performers themselves actually drive F1 cars, and the cast and crew will be on the course at the Silverstone Circuit, the venue for the 2023 F1 British Grand Prix. Photography was being carried out. Due to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) strike that began on July 14, 2023, filming was forced to halt for approximately four months, resulting in production costs exceeding the $300 million mark.

Bruckheimer says that Kosinski's passion for photography has been revealed in numerous behind-the-scenes stories from the filming of ''Top Gun,'' and Bruckheimer says that his dedication is still alive and well in this film.

''F1's cameras have six cameras mounted in the cockpit, but they are large and cannot be moved, so they are fixed. In that case, (Kosinski) panned the camera (while keeping the camera fixed, he could frame the camera). This technique allows him to move the camera horizontally and vertically, so he can point the camera at both Brad's face and the car next to him. It's incredible what he's doing. We set up 14 different camera positions inside the car, but we only used four at a time because we didn't want to slow down the car.

The six cameras are the same for ''Top Gun: Maverick,'' which was filmed with six IMAX cameras mounted in the cockpit of a fighter jet, based on the determined will of Tom Cruise, who starred in the film and also served as producer. did. At the time, Kosinski recalled that the scene in which Maverick, played by Tom, flies low-altitude was ``too dangerous to do again.'' However, after desperate negotiations, he decided to shoot at a secret base, which had been previously rejected as an absolute no-no. He is also a person who has the audacity to realize this. I'm sure he will do another feat that will amaze us.

According to Bruckheimer, a driver who accompanied Pitt during his training referred to him as ''a natural athlete and a great driver.'' In addition to Pitt, his teammate will be played by Damson Idris of "Snowfall" (2017-2023) and "Danger Zone" (2021). Seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton starred in and produced the film, and Mercedes was in charge of the F1 car design. The script was written by Ehren Kruger, who also wrote Top Gun: Maverick. There is no doubt that it will be a highly anticipated work.

Source: Collider