The business of creating a film is expensive (we’re looking at you, James Cameron), but the filmmakers behind Spectre took that to a whole new level during the making of James Bond’s latest flick. According to the Daily Mail, the production team destroyed a record £24 million in cars, which equates to roughly $34 million, making it the most expensive 007 movie to date.
“We set the record for smashing up cars on Spectre,” chief stunt coordinator Gary Powell told Event. “In Rome, we wrecked millions of pounds worth. They were going into the Vatican at top speeds of 110 mph. We shot one entire night for four seconds of film.”
That’s a lot of effort for the extravagant car chase filmed in not only Vatican, but the Colosseum and along the River Tiber (which producers said would have been “catastrophic” if a car swerved into the Vatican) in Rome. After demolishing seven specially designed Aston Martin DB10 sports cars, filmmakers also shot a sequence that features a full-sized airplane plunging through an Alpine barn and then crashing into the villain’s Land Rover before ending in a huge, firey mess. Well, someone’s gotta top the action in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
If you’re dying to see how it all plays out on the big screen, you’ll have to wait until November 6. Until then, make due with the trailer above.