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Speed 2: how a dream sparked one of the biggest stunts ever

11 December 2015 9:13 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




For Speed 2, director Jan De Bont spent millions building a town and crashing a luxury liner into it - and all because of a dream...

In 1994, Jan De Bont found himself in something of a quandary. The former Die Hard and Hunt For Red October cinematographer had just scored a major hit with Speed, an action disaster flick in which a bulked-up Keanu Reeves hopped aboard a bus with a bomb wired up to its speedometer. If the bus’s speed dropped below 50 miles per hour, the bomb would go off, killing all the passengers - including the likeably hapless Sandra Bullock.

It was Die Hard on a bus. It starred Dennis Hopper as its crazed villain. Speed was just the kind of high-concept fare audiences wanted to see in the summer of 1994, and they duly lined up to buy a ticket.

Jan De Bont was no »

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