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A new movie about F1 from ’68 – ’82 to hit screens in 2011

Submitted by on March 12, 2010

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

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