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Daredevil director Mark Steven Johnson takes a drive on Autobahn

08.03.2011

Director Mark Steven Johnson is attached to direct Inferno's vehicular action thriller AUTOBAHN, an entry in the "can't stop moving" genre that brought us CRANK, SPEED and UNSTOPPABLE. 

The rundown (per Heat Vision): "AUTOBAHN is the story of a washed-up ex-Formula One driver who wakes up trapped inside a BMW on the side of the Autobahn, Germany’s famed high-speed roadway, which has no general speed limit. He answers a phone ringing in the glove box, only to be told that he has 90 minutes to deliver the bomb-rigged car to a target or his wife and daughter will be killed."

The project was originally titled I-95 and was set in the US, but was shifted to Germany in order to take advantage of the lack of speed limit and the international marketplace appeal. And quite possibly some BMW product placement/brand synergy.

You probably best know Johnson for turning Marvel comic characters DAREDEVIL and GHOST RIDER into inferior feature films. He was also behind an aborted attempt to turn the "Preacher" comic series into an HBO movie.

Extra Tidbit: Speaking of BMW, Clive Owen drove one like a maniac in "The Hire", a 2001-2002 series of short films for the company, directed by the likes of John Woo, Guy Ritchie, Tony Scott and Joe Carnahan. Check out a sample HERE.
Source: Heat Vision

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12:16AM on 08/05/2011
Well, MSJ is 1 for 2 in my book. The Daredevil director's cut is a VERY good film. Why Fox made him hack it to pieces to release that theatrical cut is beyond me. Ghost Rider is the flaming turd everyone says.
Well, MSJ is 1 for 2 in my book. The Daredevil director's cut is a VERY good film. Why Fox made him hack it to pieces to release that theatrical cut is beyond me. Ghost Rider is the flaming turd everyone says.
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6:27PM on 08/04/2011

Actually..

...MSJ is responsible for destroying three Marvel franchises. Daredevil, Elektra, and Ghost Rider. For that, he can burn in hell, because I won't pay any money for a movie he's involved in.
...MSJ is responsible for destroying three Marvel franchises. Daredevil, Elektra, and Ghost Rider. For that, he can burn in hell, because I won't pay any money for a movie he's involved in.
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1:04PM on 08/04/2011

This sounds cool :0

i like movies like this.
i like movies like this.
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8:35AM on 08/04/2011

I'll see it...

...shifted to Germany in order to take advantage of the lack of speed limit and the international marketplace appeal. = We moved it to Germany for the tax credits in case Mark Steven Johnson pulls a Ghost Rider on us...
...shifted to Germany in order to take advantage of the lack of speed limit and the international marketplace appeal. = We moved it to Germany for the tax credits in case Mark Steven Johnson pulls a Ghost Rider on us...
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2:06AM on 08/04/2011
Those BMW shorts were the best viral marketing for BMW. Clive Owen was da bomb. My favorite is the one directed by John Woo where Owen helps a kidnapped woman.
Those BMW shorts were the best viral marketing for BMW. Clive Owen was da bomb. My favorite is the one directed by John Woo where Owen helps a kidnapped woman.
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1:21AM on 08/04/2011

The Hire

The Hire shorts by BMW were great. Clive Owen has never been cooler. I didn't get the companion shorts by the director of Boiler Room (sorry, I forget his name). They were really weird and I think they gave up on them before they finished the story. In any case, I wish they would release the shorts on Blu-Ray like they did for DVD but I doubt that will ever happen. I'll just have to keep spinning the ol' DVD I got from BMW back in the day.
The Hire shorts by BMW were great. Clive Owen has never been cooler. I didn't get the companion shorts by the director of Boiler Room (sorry, I forget his name). They were really weird and I think they gave up on them before they finished the story. In any case, I wish they would release the shorts on Blu-Ray like they did for DVD but I doubt that will ever happen. I'll just have to keep spinning the ol' DVD I got from BMW back in the day.
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12:22AM on 08/04/2011
Well atleast it's not i-95 anymore. Doesn't really work if the dude's stuck in traffic 80% of the movie
Well atleast it's not i-95 anymore. Doesn't really work if the dude's stuck in traffic 80% of the movie
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