OH BOY, MORE CAR PORN

03.20.08 10 years ago 46 Comments

Neil Marshall, who recently let the bodies hit the floor in Doomsday, has decided to do something totally unexpected.

Marshall has signed with Universal to direct "Drive," an adaptation of the James Sallis novel. Hugh Jackman is attached to play a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway car driver in heists.

What a coincidence, I was just thinking, with all the talk of 4 Fast 4 Furious, Doomsday, Death Proof, Speed Racer, Knight Rider, and Transformers recently, what we really need is a movie about cars.   

"Hoss [screenwriter Hossein Amini] is a fantastic writer, and he’s written three amazing car chases in the film. He’s turned them into dramatic scenes as opposed to the usual crash, bang, wallop. I would like to be shooting it this summer." [Source

Yeah, whatever, I’m sure it’ll be a real tear jerker.  Car crashes through building.  Tom and Jodie exchange meaningful glances.  Bus explodes – bringing repressed memories of Tom’s child abuse to the forefront of his mind, shattering his sense of identity. Hey, here’s an idea – why don’t you just direct a car commercial? 

Sidenote: Director Jon Harris is currently shooting a sequel to Marshall’s 2005 movie The Descent.  The film’s working title – I shit you not: The De2cent.

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