Sony Pictures acquires a comedy about autonomous cars
That gets us thinking: the Fast & Furious might be fun (for some), but when was the last time we had a really good live-action car movie? In fact, when was the last time we had a few awesome car scenes in a movie that wasn't Rush, which is an unfair candidate? Drive? Quantum of Solace?
This probably isn't it, since it's likened to 1963's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, but on the historic Paris-to-Peking (now Beijing) route instead of Southern California and with cars that drive themselves. The sketched-out premise so far is that what begins as a beta test of autonomous software turns into an actual race, with the ostensible passengers trying to take the wheel. See ref: ensue, hijinks. We're just hoping this doesn't mean Herbie with a bunch of Jerry Lewis'.
There's no tentative release date yet so who knows if it will ever hit the metroplex, but you can't say that Hollywood doesn't buy original ideas.
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