A New Movie About F1 from ‘68 – ‘82 to Hit Screens in 2011

A big budget film about F1, complete with Oscar winning writers and directors, is set for release in 2011.

Here is the blurb from Autosport

An officially sanctioned Formula 1 movie is set to hit the cinema screens early next year after a landmark deal was reached with the sport’s commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone.

Preparations are now well underway for the film, which will be an action documentary charting the history of the sport but focusing especially on the period between 1968 and 1982.

The film does not yet have an official name – but it has been decided the main focus will be on the period between Jim Clark‘s death at Hockenheim in 1968 and Gilles Villeneuve’s fatal accident at Zolder in 1982.

Oscar winning writer Mark Monroe said “We want to make a big action movie – do something that puts people in the car and makes them gasp at the speed of the thing. Then, tell the human stories all the while, so you can dip in and out of these human stories with these big action moments that are enhanced from archive footage”

We think it sounds great. It would be nice to think that finally there could be an authentic big budget film about F1.

Read the full story on Autosport here

Via: Motorsport Retro

5 responses to “A New Movie About F1 from ‘68 – ‘82 to Hit Screens in 2011”

  1. SteveCan says:

    Fingers Crossed …

  2. "J.C." Cuevas says:

    BRING IT!! This is good news! Racing is one of the true adventure sports. It is difficult to understand as to why there isn’t more great racing films such as Le Mans and Grand Prix. I suppose that Hollywood’s inspiration is principally concentrated in wars; ……….. drug wars and those which are created by religion and stupid politics. I will pay good money to see a well done racing motion picture. This is wonderful news!!

  3. Ben says:

    Agreed, very good news. There was more excitement in Formula One in the 25 years that they want to cover, than there was in Rock n’ Roll in the same period. Bring it!

  4. Edmund says:

    This IS great news. I’ve been thinking how great it would be to have a historic F1 film. Not a documentary necessarily, but something along the lines of the classic Grand Prix movie. A documentary will be even better I think. Can’t wait.

  5. turboslag says:

    Well I won’t hold my breath !! There has never been a TRULY good car or racing movie. Certainly when ever La LA Land (Hollywood) has anything to do with it !!

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