Judging by the trailer, Roland Emmerich‘s White House Down looks like loads of fun, and while Emmerich’s movies have a reputation for being silly, a new featurette shows the creation of the President’s limo to be downright ridiculous. Dubbed “The Beast”, this featurette impressed the hell out of me as the crew explains how they were able to extrapolate the vehicle’s dimensions from a headlight, fortify the limo like a tank, and then make the car do all of the maneuvers Emmerich required for the action scene. Even if you’re not excited for White House Down (although you should be) you’ll find this featurette fascinating.
Hit the jump to check out the featurette. The film stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, Jake Weber, Lance Reddick, and Jason Clarke. White House Down opens June 28th.
Via Sony Pictures.
Here’s the official synopsis for White House Down:
Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.