Car movies. We keep watching them, they keep making them. Despite Fast & Furious 6 still blowing up the box office (No. 1 in theaters for the second straight week) and production on Transformers 4 being well underway (check out the Bugatti Veyron and Corvette Stingray as new cast members), there's still room on the marquee for more car movies. Next one up is an Ethan Hawke joint called Getaway, which prominently co-stars a Ford Shelby GT500. The first trailer for Getaway, which opens in theaters on August 30, was released yesterday and can be watched below.

The movie's plot centers around Hawke's character, former race car driver Brent Magna, who must somehow use this car, what appears to be a generation-old Shelby GT500 Super Snake he "commandeered," to save his wife. The movie's third co-star is Selena Gomez, whose character we're told is the owner of said Shelby. A 20-year-old having a car like this seems a bit far-fetched – especially in Europe – and on paper, this plot looks like it cribs liberally from Charlie Sheen's 1994 The Chase. But all we've got to go on is a brief plot description and the trailer below, so we'll withhold judgment until the studio firmly has our ticket money in its grasp.

The Shelby GT500 is, of course, no stranger to acting. Before this jump to celluloid, the most fearsome of all Mustang models starred in the return of Knight Rider to television on NBC back in 2008. That gig didn't pan out for the car, the show lasting only one season and 17 episodes. In fact, with its casting in Getaway, the Shelby GT500 is one of the few actors who escaped that debacle with a future in show biz.


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      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Selena Gomez is cute, but she should never be allowed to act or sing ever again...ever.
      ngiotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      For those of you who don't have (and don't want) quicktime spyware on your system, the trailer is available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KiBWBKTIHA
      The Wasp
      • 1 Year Ago
      What's with using Apple's video? It doesn't seem to work on Chrome. Is YouTube no longer the standard for internet videos?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @The Wasp
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      JayP
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who needs a plot? Just gimme 120 minutes of a Shelby evading police and dodging stuff. Worked for the original Gone in 60 Seconds.
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gomez and a Snake? Yeah baby, I'll watch that movie. Don't think the wife is interested, though.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      **** apple, **** their quicktime, thanks for the youtube link ngiotta
      NoBoost
      • 1 Year Ago
      90 minutes of a Mustang tearing through Europe, sounds like mindless entertainment. Might be fun...
      carnut0913
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ahh, Knight Rider. The best thing was the live blog during the episodes... good times, good times.
      Ansgar
      • 6 Months Ago
      Why was there an xbox in the car?
      MotionDesigner
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ethan Hawke? Check. (he's a good actor) Shelby GT500? Check. Selena Gomez? facepalm.
        frostillicus80
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        You think Hawke\'s a good actor? Well, different strokes, I guess... Otherwise, I agree with the other 2. Gomez is just a (kind of) pretty face, nothing else.
          MotionDesigner
          • 1 Year Ago
          @frostillicus80
          Training Day, Gattaca, Alive, Dead Poet's Society, even White Fang... Yes, I do think Ethan Hawke is a good actor. To each their own indeed.
      HITEC
      • 1 Year Ago
      The only bad thing about this movie is Selena Gomez. This try to be a kind of sequel to Leon: The Professional?? How old is she? This is like seeing a kindergarden kid escaping with his father or something. Justin Bieber looks older for her, even Natalie Portman in The Professional looks older than Selena, what the hell are they are thinking casting her for a muscle car involved movie !!??
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @HITEC
        I actually think it's a good idea -- take a semi-famous actress with no noteworthy acting experience and cast her in a movie that could be led by chase scenes and special effects. It made a ton money with Megan Fox and Transformers. However, after watching the trailer, this just looks like a crappy movie with little-known actors (I get the feeling Ethan Hawke may be famous but I don't recall seeing any of his movies).
          MotionDesigner
          • 1 Year Ago
          @The Wasp
          I'm guessing you were born in the 90's. Ethan Hawke is a pretty well-known actor. And you must be born in the 90's if you think highly of Transformers and Megan Fox.
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