Team Behind ACT OF VALOR to Reunite for Underground Racing Film HIGH SPEED

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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.

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  • Alex

    Seems like you’re misinterpreting the trailers for Act of Valor, and the point of the film. It’s supposed to be antithetical to the ridiculousness of Call of Duty-style entertainment. They set out to tell the real story of what these men do, not the glossy and pop culture version.

    • D4rqKnite

      The idea behind telling the true story of what those men do may have been the end goal in mind when they started, but I have to say it looks a hell of a lot like what Modern Warfare is all about: trying to up enlistment. Down on soldiers? Easy, just make it “cool” again, make it the forefront of male youth pop culture with video games designed to “emulate” today’s American soldier and a movie with real “heroes.” Problem solved right America?

  • Mike

    WOW….what an awesome concept! I bet the cars will be FAST and the action and races will be FURIOUS!! We haven’t seen anything new in theaters like this!!!

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