Hardcore Henry is the first feature film to be shot entirely as a first-person POV, thanks to GoPro cameras. But that restriction did not stop director Ilya Naishuller from going all-out with the action sequences.
One of the most difficult and impressive to watch is a fiery car chase. “A lot of people said we we’re not going to get the scene,” Naishuller tells Wired. “When people were reading the script, I remember them lifting their eyes off the page and looking at me like I’m a nut job. And I remember looking back at them and nodding my head and saying, ‘That’s exactly what we’re going to get—believe it or not.’”