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Get closer to death and feel more alive in this trailer for Ron Howard's Formula One film Rush with Chris Hemsworth

04.08.2013

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There hasn't been that many pure racing movies in recent memory. There have been some foreign films such as MICHAEL VAILLANT and INITIAL D but for a country that loves their cars America has ignored racing films lately. THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise became more about the action and films such as SPEED RACER and HERBIE: FULLY LOADED don't really count in my opinion. And the less said about DRIVEN the better.

There's a new trailer for Ron Howard's Formula One film RUSH and it looks like it will have exciting racing scenes as well as some insight as to why some men have a need for speed. The film is based around the 1976 Formula One season and specifically the rivalry between drivers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl).

Take a look:

To me some of Ron Howard's best films have been the ones based on true stories like APOLLO 13 and A BEAUTIFUL MIND. He does a fantastic job of making someone or something extraordinary relatable (how many of you are astronauts or flawed mathematical geniuses?) and RUSH looks like it could be another solid entry from the director. I'm not a racing fan (or even a huge a fan of films based on racing) but there were plenty of interesting events during the Formula One season of 1976 and with some intense racing (and of course some "quiet" moments), RUSH could be a movie worth checking out.

Also starring Olivia Wilde, RUSH zooms into theaters on September 20th, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite racing sequence from any movie?
Source: JoBlo.com

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