After taking on an action drama with Act of Valor, the production team Bandito Brothers is now set to tackle underground racing. Deadline reports that Scott Waugh, who co-directed Act of Valor, will helm High Speed. The “gritty, stylized car chase film” centers around high-speed pursuit drivers who are “assembled as a unit to stop an elusive, high-end underground racing circuit hellbent on running deadly point-to-point races through major American Cities.” Greg Russo is writing the script, but production isn’t expected to begin until 2013.
High Speed will be financed and entirely self-generated, just as the team did with Act of Valor. I haven’t seen the action drama yet, but given that the trailers feel like Call of Duty: The Movie, I can’t help but think that High Speed may come off as a feature film adaptation of the Need for Speed video game series. No other story details are given, but the team is expected to show off a short demo reel at Cannes in order to raise financing.