Imagine you are watching an action movie. It’s time for a car chase. And there’s a wide variety of high-performance engines: a Bugatti Chrion, a Ferrari FXX, a Lamborghini Centenario, a McLaren P1 … And in the pursuit, there are accidents. One car overturns, another knocks sideways and pulls out a wheel. It seems like an expensive mechanic bill just to shoot a chase for a minute and a half.
If it is true that Hollywood movies have budgets of several million dollars, paying to rent and insurance for certain automobiles always consumes a significant portion of that budget. But what if it was possible to use any car, always for the same price? That’s how Blackbird comes in, a vehicle that can take the form of all others, but only when viewed on the screen.
Blackbird was created by The Mill, essentially to make publicity films. It has a length that can be changed, can be guided remotely and programmed to make the movement of any car, with a suspension that can be modified to increase the height to the ground. Then, just use studio magic and put the bodywork of another car on the screen. Simple.