Filmmaker to Shoot Chicago Thriller in Single Take

In the Orson Welles classic Touch of Evil, the director's opening scene was a long, elaborate tracking shot famed for its intricate choreography. The feat was later duplicated in Goodfellas and The Player.

Writer/director Aram Rappaport is taking the idea and blowing it up for his new thriller, Helix. Plans are under way to shut down several areas of Chicago so the 100-minute crime drama can be shot in a single take.

The films stars Alexa Vega (Spy Kids, Repo! The Genetic Opera) as a woman suddenly abducted by two desperate young men.

According to producer James Toland of the independent production company Windward Entertainment, the movie will be shot in its entirety once a day for five successive days.



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