They are filming out front of our office this week. World Wrestling Entertainment feature film 12 Rounds has the crew filming on the street car tracks that run down the middle of Canal Street. It's been fun to watch, but it seems to take them forever to set up shots. This shot has been in the works for three days now. Apparently, the shot is to make it look as if the street car hits the black car in front. If you look very closely you can see there is a forklift like device under the car that is hooked into the street car. As it goes down the street, the device is suppose to flip the car and some pyrotechnics will be shot to make it look like the car explodes.
The man on the ladder is setting up the camera -- the camera is also attached to the car and street car -- the car, the camera and the street car all move together.
So what is the film about? Their web site says "Detective Danny Baxter is about to have the worst day of his life when an evil crime lord kidnaps his girlfriend and forces him to go "12 Rounds" around the streets of New Orleans."