Simon West is in negotiations with Top Cat Media and Blue Star Entertainment to direct Dust and Glory, a car racing movie described as a cross between Mad Max and Jewel of the Nile. According to THR, “the romance adventure project is set during the 1950s’ Redex trials, which covered more than 10,000 miles of some of the toughest racing terrain in Australia, if not the world.” Robert Lewis Galinsky adapted the screenplay from the novel Dust and Glory by Evan Green.
I can’t find much more about the out-of-print book (check out this threadbare Amazon page), but there is an official Dust and Glory site with minor updates on the movie. Top Cat says they are in discussion with an “A-list cast and director.” West is a solid choice for this type of action movie—we’ll see if that leads to the desired A-list cast. West is currently shooting The Expendables 2. Dust and Glory is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2012 shoot in Australia.