Tom Hardy is Ivan Locke, a successful building site manager and dedicated family man. The night before one of the biggest concrete pours of his career, Ivan learns that a woman he once slept with is about to have to his baby. Determined to be there for the birth, Ivan spends the night driving to the hospital, switching from phone call to phone call trying to keep the soon-to-be mother calm, walk his second-in-command through the preparation process for the big pour and attempt to keep his marriage afloat, and every single bit of it takes place in a single location – Ivan’s car.
To match Locke’s unconventional setting, writer-director Steven Knight used an unconventional filming method for the shoot; he shot the material in full twice each night and then edited the best parts together. With Locke due for release this weekend, both Knight and Hardy sat down in New York City with Collider to discuss the pros and cons of running with such a technique, including securing the right car, how Knight gave Hardy and his voice-only co-stars notes throughout the shoot and more. Catch the details on the making of Locke as well as an update on the adaptation of Splinter Cell after the jump.
Tom Hardy & Steven Knight:
- Why use a BMW in the film?
- How to use a low loader and fake drive realistically.
- What Hardy is looking at while shooting.
- On sticking to the dialogue in the script.
- On shooting the entire movie twice every night.
- How to give notes when using this shooting technique.
- The status of Splinter Cell.