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Top Gun Director Kosinski Brings Pitt Car Movie ‘In-Camera Thrills’ – Deadline

Top Gun Director Kosinski Brings Pitt Car Movie 'In-Camera Thrills' - Deadline

Fresh off the box office triumph with Top Gun: Maverick, director Joseph Kosinski promises similar “in-camera action” in his upcoming race car movie.

Kosinski says he will use effects created exclusively by the camera — to make viewers feel like they’re behind the wheel traveling at 200 mph, in the film’s working title. Formula One – starring Brad Pitt and co-produced by seven-time World Champion driver Lewis Hamilton.

“Definitely seeing people react to an in-camera, authentically captured movie like Top Gun gives us all a good feeling that our approach is working and appreciated by the public,” he told The Wrap.

“I find it almost funny to see people who are so enamored with real photography. Young people have hardly seen much of it. They are so used to CGI [computer-generated images] because it’s a tool for big movies, it feels innovative when you’re actually filming something. That’s exactly the approach for Formula One …to shoot and capture the real races and real cars. It will be a huge challenge, but also an exciting one for me.”

In the film, Pitt will star as a driver coming out of retirement to coach a promising rookie. Ehren Kruger writes the script, while Top Gun‘s Jerry Bruckheimer produces together with Plan B.

While there is a long list of racing car movies, American interest in the sport has been sparked by the success of Netflix fly-on-the-wall series. Formula 1: Drive to survivean intimate look at the battles between drivers and clients on and off the track.

Apple won a battle for the rights to Formula 1 and has committed to a theatrical release before putting it on its streaming service.

In the meantime, Top Gun: Maverick is on track to become the highest-grossing film in Tom Cruise’s career, with a box office now hitting more than $800 million worldwide since its release late last month.

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