You know that scene from Furious 7, where the gang drives some cars out of an airplane and parachutes them safely back to earth?
(This is how they got the insane Furious 7 skydiving cars shot, step by step.)
It’s not just a bunch of CGI dicking around: The film crew actually pushed a bunch of parachute-equipped vehicles out of a C-130 cargo plane and had skydivers filming as they plummeted to the ground.
Of course, there are CGI aspects to the final scene. You didn’t expect the studio would have its most valuable stars buckle in to some cars as they plummeted nearly uncontrolled out of an airplane.
But the major part of the scene—the cars backing out of the plane and parachuting to the ground—was an actual, real-life stunt.
Here is the Scene in the movie
Furious 7 is a 2015 American action film directed by James Wan and written by Chris Morgan. It is the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise.
The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell, and Jason Statham. Furious 7 follows Dominic Toretto (Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Walker), and the rest of their team, who have returned to the United States to live normal lives after securing amnesty for their past crimes in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), until Deckard Shaw (Statham), a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother, puts the team in danger once again.