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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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