Rush trailer, Formula 1 battle of Hunt and Lauda
Being a big Formula 1 fan I often find it frustrating that Hollywood hasn't really been able to capture the sport since the wonderful film Grand Prix. Not just the on track racing or the on track rivalries that often hide respect and friendship off track, but also the huge amount of politics that goes on in the teams, between the teams and behind the scenes of the sport. It is a story rich sport.
Now Ron Howard's film Rush might attract some more focus to the idea and the trailer for the film that features the amazing championship battle between James Hunt and Niki Lauda shows that it's going to be a dramatic ride.
Watching the trailer I'm stunned at the authenticity throughout and the amazing effects of the cars racing. I know that Ron Howard filmed the cars practically but some of this footage is stunning, it looks like he might have merged the best of what John Frankenheimer did with Grand Prix with modern technology, a winning combination.
Here's an extensive blurb which TrailerAddict carry along with the trailer, this tells you everything about the film and the story you need to know:
Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award® nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives.
Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed-handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.
See what you think as the trailer for Rush:
I'm totally taken in by that trailer, apart from the accent which I'm not yet convinced about, and I'm hoping that firstly the film holds up to the trailer and secondly that we now see some more powerful Formula 1 films being made.