Two vampires fight down a subway escalator: how Digital Domain made this shot happen
05.25.22Behind this super-crazy moment in Morbius.
Daniel Espinosa’s Morbius includes a sequence where the characters Milo (Matt Smith) and Morbius (Jared Leto) confront each other in a subway station. The scene includes several dramatic camera moves including a dramatic escalator tumble that was achieved with a combination of a special ‘rollercoaster’ rig, extensive live-action stunts and digital environments and characters crafted by Digital Domain.
Here, Digital Domain visual effects supervisor Joel Behrens, who worked with production VFX supervisor Matthew Butler (also hailing from Digital Domain), reveals the secrets of the subway confrontation for befores & afters.