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Sony Producing Gore Verbinski’s ‘Driverless Race Car’ Film

Gambitcon - Since Gore Verbinski’s Pyongyang was cancelled due to the North Korea hacking incident this yet untitled film is finally getting closer to development. Written by Steve Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) the film revolves around a cross-country race with driverless cars. The official synopsis describes the film as a large scale action adventure comedy that’s best described as a transcontinental car race with autonomous vehicles. The race originates as a beta test to vet competing software companies that would take the lead on futuristic driver-less vehicles, but it all takes an It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World-like comedic turn when the trial run devolves into major road race after the competitive nature of the start-ups trumps their altruistic intentions. The subjects, normal people who are passengers in these cars, eventually try to take control of the experiment. A simple trek from Paris to Beijing, goes awry as vehicles head off the road and off the grid, getting into all...

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AndiPs131518d ago

That is really something worth waiting for!

coolbeans1517d ago

Sounds...kinda interesting but I don't really find him to be a talented director; in fact, he's been involved with a lot of trash for the past half-decade (give or take).

moviebuff421515d ago

I strongly disagree with this opinion. For me everything Verbinski has made is a masterpiece. I think people are just unjustifiedly bashing Johnny Depp and the people he usually works with i.e. Burton, Verbinski, and people tend to overlook the qualities of the films solely for Depp's presence.

coolbeans1515d ago

Glad you're able to enjoy him films. And I actually like Johnny Depp as an actor, but I'm just tired of him sticking to this typical rhythm with more recent roles in blockbusters (except for Transcendence).

At World's End and The Long Ranger were the tipping points for me when it came to my patience.