The story of the 1975 Formula One World Championship – and the rivalry cum friendship between Niki Lauda and James Hunt that lies at its core ­– is one step closer to making its Hollywood splash. The first theatrical trailer of Rush has cropped up on YouTube, and it's safe to say that we're more excited than ever to watch the movie when it hits theaters on September 20.

Based on some of the cuts we see here – Lauda's infamous crash at the Nürburgring and a dark and sodden start to the 1976 Japanese Gran Prix – it appears that no effect expense was spared to make the Ron Howard film as convincing as possible. Should performances from Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth stand up, Rush could be more than just a diversion for hardcore racing fans. Follow on below for the official trailer.



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      Jonathan Ramos
      • 1 Year Ago
      You could say that Thor really knows how to put the hammer down.
      Jason
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like someone finally made a respectful movie about big-time racing. Can\'t wait. In some ways, the last one that wasn\'t a farce was Days oi Thunder. The Stallone movie was a joke in the end, and there hasn\'t been a decent attempt since.
        action3500
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jason
        Trailer looks like a mix of Senna and Days of Thunder . . . which can be a very interesting thing.
          Jason
          • 1 Year Ago
          @action3500
          on the other hand, we also have \"Turbo\" coming, from Dreamworks! unfortunately it looks to be a real let-down for real fans, despite the participation and authentication from the Speedway. Really a bummer to come to that realization. What coulda\' been....
      bored daily
      • 1 Year Ago
      CANNOT WAIT! I am concerned that it won't get sold properly to U.S. moviegoers though.
      Muttons
      • 1 Year Ago
      Remember the old days when sports movies had fake sports teams in them and movies with racing had cheap little formula style cars with tiny little wheels that looked like Karts? Glad to see a realistic and believable racing movie being made.
      johnhkart
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks good. Not sure about that Lauda accent but no movie is perfect.
      Steve Mulcahy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sweet mother of god. I don't want to wait til September :(
      theharpyeagle
      • 1 Year Ago
      The 1976 F1 season was the most memorable struggle in any racing championship history. Niki Lauda\'s near death experience in the German Grand Prix at the Nordschleife of the Nurburgring was high dramma. He was leading Jody Scheckter by 31 points at the start of Nurburgring. He was nearly killed, and without the heroic efforts of Guy Edwards (Hesketh), Harald Ertl and Brett Lunger, he would surely have died right there on the track, as his Ferrari was completely engulfed in flames. I remember listening to the race covereage on audio, and later on in the news, in stunned horror. Even after the rescure and after he was air-evac\'ed to the hospital, many of us doubted that he would survive. But for him to show up just 6 weeks after the accident to finish withinin the points (4th place) was the stuff of a champion and the definition of courage and toughness. Interestingly, Guy Edwards ws driving for Lord Hesketh, as was the James Hunt. There was another side to Niki\'s courage was his decision to pull out of the final race of that season, the inaugural Japanese Grand Prix after just the first lap. The weather on race day was atrocius, and mnay of us who had stayed up all night to witness (well, hear - we only had audio coverage) the final epic battle between Lauda and Hunt had given up that the race would ever be started. The race did go ahear, but after John Watson slid down an escape road, Lauda withdraw in the second lap, as did Larry Perkins, Carlos Pace and great Brazilian, Emerson Fittipaldi. It was here that the dashing young upstart, James Hunt, drove the race of his life to finish 3rd, and snatch the championship from Niki by just one point. You take the cast of characters: the steel cold nerves and courage of Lauda, the dashing swashbuckling Hunt, a cast of other characters - Fittipaldi, Andretti, Schecter. You have more than enough to tell a compelling story. I would trust \"Richie\" to stitch everything together into a movie to look forward to.
      Hajime1990 #follow
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pity they have no plans to show this film in Japan.
        EZen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hajime1990 #follow
        Not that I'm advocating for such a thing, but there are websites on the internet that will allow you to see/download this movie once released.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      TrippulG3
      • 1 Year Ago
      Personality-wise, I'm not really a fan of either driver, to be honest...but it's a compelling story and it looks like Ron Howard is doing a great job at putting together something that will be highly entertaining.
      MotionDesigner
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thank god Michael Bay isn't directing this. Or M. Knight Shyamalamadingdong.
      IOMTT
      • 1 Year Ago
      High hopes here. Very disappointed with most efforts. (Looking at you Stallone)
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