We go behind the scenes of a key VFX sequence in Kingsman: The Golden Circle...
If there’s one scene that sums up the insane action in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle, it’s the cable car sequence set amongst the Italian Alps.
Here, Agents Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Whiskey (Pedro Pascal) get stuck in a fast-rotating ski lift. The shots required a clever combination of practical stunts - including a motion sickness-inducing spinning set - and photoreal CGI. Here's how it was done.
Planning it out
The cable car Eggsy and Whiskey get trapped in is one that spins for scenic purposes. But it gets nefariously taken over and goes into out-of-control revolutions with them inside.
“Matthew had this idea that the bad guys have got control of the spinning and they just set it to super fast,” recounts Angus Bickerton, the film’s overall visual effects supervisor.