Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Taking London by Storm; Household Cavalry, Double-Deck Buses and Black Cabs in Film's 4-Mile Chase across Capital

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Taking London by Storm; Household Cavalry, Double-Deck Buses and Black Cabs in Film's 4-Mile Chase across Capital

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Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA

TWO teenagers career across London in a frantic chase on horseback.

This spectacular scene from new movie Stormbreaker is one of the longest chase scenes shot in the capital.

It covered four miles across Hyde Park and Rotten Row, around Hyde Park Corner and along Piccadilly to Piccadilly Circus, on the Holborn Viaduct and through Paternoster Square and ended up in Leadenhall Street.

More than 50 cars, 12 London taxis and three double-deck buses took part, along with 20 members of the Household Cavalry. The sequence took 10 days to film and features the main character, young spy Alex Rider, played by Alex Pettyfer, with his friend Sabina Pleasure (Sarah Bolger).

Ewan McGregor, Alicia Silverstone, Sophie Okonedo, Bill Nighy and Mickey Rourke also star.

The movie is based on the first of Anthony Horowitz's six Stormbreaker novels following Rider, a reluctant 14-year-old spy.

It premieres in London tonight, with general release on Friday. …

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