Universal Pictures has unveiled an international trailer for Ron Howard's upcoming "Rush," starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor) as Formula 1 racer James Hunt and Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds) as Niki Lauda. Check out the trailer below.
Plot: A biography of Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his rival, James Hunt.
Howard is the man behind such films as "The Da Vinci Code," "Cinderella Man," and "A Beautiful Mind." The script is written by Peter Morgan (The Last King of Scotland, The Queen, Frost/Nixon). "Rush" is set to hit theaters on September 20th.
I despise Ron Howard, not for the fact his camerawork sucks, because it doesn't, but because his narration is so dry and brittle he drains all life from what would be otherwise interesting on-screen stories. This looks like more of the same.
@ Mink. I agree i dont think i have ever seen a Ron Howard movie i have liked. The pace of his films are so slow and dry. I fell asleep during the Da vinci Code, the only film i have ever slept through in the theater.
sigh... This is what happens when bat fasterds sit behind keyboards with nothing to do and pick sh*t apart... they miss the point
The very fact that racing history is being brought to the screen at all is a step up ... the resurgence of GOOD racing movies would be a fresh genre in hollywood to break us out of the Fast & Furious silliness...
Mink, make some snide comment about everyone else's snide comments... that would be a fresh new challenge for you
agreed... but sometimes the execution can be a bit lacking and the story can still satisfy (see: Chris Nolan) I think if it's kept out of the typical silliness hollywood racing movies typically delve into, then they might have something here
30YoVirginwrites: on April 8th, 2013 at 11:58:02 PM
yesir, a reversal of Fat Basterds (basterds spelled tarantino style for effect)
KillerCOckwrites: on April 9th, 2013 at 12:04:38 AM
Nigga you don't know sh*t!
hahaha! I just had to
minkowskiwrites: on April 9th, 2013 at 12:14:13 AM
We've had plenty of racing movies. They're not popular. Why? Because people don't want to watch racing movies, and Hollywood makes money giving people what they want, not what they don't want. It's called running a business. McDonald's doesn't sell a trillion hamburgers because they taste terrible to most people, but because of the opposite. Criticize McDonald's and Hollywood all you want, but it just makes you naive fool who clearly doesn't understand how a business operates.
This garbage will fail to make any real money and it will be yet another terrible Ron Howard film. It won't resurrect the supposedly defunct race car genre, which is just stupid. There's a race car genre now? Really? Is there a bicycle and tennis shoe genre as well? Because if so, someone needs to hurry up and make that Nike movie we've all been clamoring to see.
Furthermore, people just don't give a f*ck about this Formula One guy. Who the hell is he, and why the f*ck do I care? I don't and neither do 99% of Americans. Maybe the French will watch this crap. Maybe they'll care. Doubtful. The flags are checkered, not white after all.
Just more of Ron Howard making pretentious drivel about sh*t that doesn't appeal to most people. Even his Dan Brown flick based on the wildly successful novel The Davinci Code stunk. Dude's just trying to chase his next Apollo 13 around the block. Well good luck, Cinematic NyQuil.
@meganFoxPlease, I will give praise when it is due to a movie and even this might turn out to be great but as of late like Old Ron has been dishing up the same slow burn. Perhaps this might be different and if it is i welcome it with open arms.
The last good movie i watched involving F1 was Senna and before that probably days of thunder, Driven with sly was sh*te.
I like how we have all ignored LeMans and Grand Prix. Two classics in cinema. Racing falls under the sports genre, and will always hold appeal with audiences, the question is whether or not the film is done right.
Ron Howard strikes me as a director who will show the topic a bit more care than your average director-for-hire, such as a Joe Johnston or Justin Lin.
As far as Mink is concerned, your little tangent on how stupid the race car genre is, is just another mindless railing on a topic you are too stupid or inept to have researched with any real depth.
I want you to really focus on the task of making a snide dumbass comment, about everyone else's snide dumbass comments... do that and eventually you'll find yourself standing for something instead of criticizing everything like an armchair hack with nothing to do with his life.
I probably didn't mention LeMans or Grand Prix because like me, no one watched that mindless repetitive trash, idiot troll.
I mean, you'd have to have the mind of a fruit fly to enjoy watching cars circle a track. But then I was never a NASCAR fan either, unlike you.
And neither film has more than 6.8 on IMDb, signifying they're both in the average flick range.
Hell, some Frenchman was the first person to even comment on the Le Mans flick back in 2004, which tells you just how much most people, Americans included, give a f*ck about it, even though it has Connery, Cain and McQueen. Hell, The Man Who Would Be King rated higher, but I don't see anyone on here begging for more colonial British films; do you?
I rest my case.
KillerCOckwrites: on April 10th, 2013 at 4:46:10 AM
hahaha! Colonial British films...What the f*ck are those? haha!