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First RUSH trailer races to victory - the film Formula 1 fans have been waiting for?

  • Created on Monday, 08 April 2013 20:20
  • Written by Martin Bigg

The first theatrical trailer for Ron Howard's long-awaited Formula 1 feature film adaptation RUSH has finally been revealed. And it's absolutely spellbinding. 

RUSH tells the story of drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth), and their rivalry during the 1976 Formula 1 season following a near-fatal accident with Niki where his car burst into flames during the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. The film also documents his miraculous recovery and subsequent chase for the 1976 Grand Prix Championship in what was a deadly era for the motorsport. 

With its slick-looking cinematography, spectacular crashes and diligent fan service for Formula 1 fanatics who will no doubt foam at the mouth over the rich assortment of vintage racing cars on display, RUSH looks set to be quite possibly the best motorsport film since Le Mans.

Then again, that's hardly a difficult achievement given the state of modern motorsport films. Sure, there was the acclaimed and sensational Senna documentary film a few years back, but our memories of Driven starring Stallone sadly still haven't faded. 

RUSH will be racing to victory in cinemas September 20th 2013.

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