The driving scenes in the Bourne film series are top notch, arguably on the list of all-time great motoring action on the silver screen. Director Paul Greengrass is the man behind the second and third Bourne films, and he's looking for new projects. One of them would have Greengrass directing more vehicular action, and the subject is Formula One racing.

Greengrass is reportedly interested in a screenplay titled Rush. It's the story of Niki Lauda's 1976 racing season, which was nearly fatal. That season was also saw the intense rivalry between Lauda and British driver James Hunt reach a fever pitch.

There's no word on production time tables or interested acting talent. However, we expect that if Greengrass gets involved, the driving footage will be excellent.


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      Jonathon James
      • 3 Years Ago
      he kinda looks like James May LOL
      TOGO
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe Mat Damon playing Bernie Ecclestone, just kidding. A period piece based on Fangio would be great.
      Dave
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hopefully it won't be as bad as Green Zone
      EnzoHonda
      • 3 Years Ago
      God no. The man doesn't do still shots. A racing film done in his style will be unwatchable.
      happyfun86
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sweet! I've been in the mood for a racing movie where the camera shakes nonstop and I can't see any of the action until someone's dead or the lead's car is upside down.
        Joelplane
        • 3 Years Ago
        @happyfun86
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUtINRG3pxk Agreed...the chase scenes and the fight scenes were atrocious with the camera shake..... Ronin's car chases on the other hand...
      Tortious
      • 3 Years Ago
      An idea based on a sport with dwindling fan support that has already been done with Sylvester Stallone...great idea!
      • 3 Years Ago
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        reuben
        • 3 Years Ago
        Bourne is bourne, you cannot really slate the movie trilogy. However I know what you mean, I never saw a car racing movie that did not feel fake...
      Cheese
      • 3 Years Ago
      more more more racing movies! when does the Phil Hill Bio-pic come out?
      pearley
      • 3 Years Ago
      As solid a filmmaker as Paul Greengrass is, the two Bourne films he made were greatly enhanced by the work of second unit director Dan Bradley. It was Bradley who shot all the car chases... and also shot much of the action in the last James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.