R | | Action, Thriller
An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Principal photography on the film began on July 25, 2016, in London, and in Bulgaria. Interior sets of a Virginia-class Hunter Killer submarine were built at Ealing Studios, using blueprints approved by the U.S. Navy, with the spaces expanded slightly to allow freer camera movement. The sets were mounted on a gimbal to simulate the movement of the sea. Ealing also hosted a Pentagon set from where U.S. military personnel track the submarine action. An exterior set of the main Hunter Killer submarine was built in Pinewood Studios' 806,000-gallon exterior water tank, while underwater scenes were shot using a separate water tank at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, also just outside London. Interiors of the Russian base were built as sets at Nu Boyana Film Studios in Bulgarian capital, Sofia. The offices of insurance company Legal & General in Kingswood, Surrey were used as a filming location for the Pentagon scenes.
Captain Joe Glass:
I know you speak English
Captain Andropov: Fuck You
Captain Andropov: Well... that's a start
An American Navy SEAL is shot (and killed) while diving underwater. This is not possible: even with a 50 caliber in short range, any bullet would slow down and stop after a less than three feet. In the movie, even with the Kalashnikovs the Russians are firing, the shot would have been quite harmless at that depth.
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