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Rush to hit cinemas in late 2013

Race fans are going to have to wait at least another twelve month's before getting to see Ron Howard's take on the 1976 F1 season.
Universal Studios has announced that it does not plan to release Ron Howard's new F1-based film Rush to US cinemas for another year.

The announcement of a September 2013 launch has raised a few eyebrows as, according to The Inside Line, primary filming of the movie - which dramatises the epic 1976 championship battle between James Hunt and Niki Lauda - was apparently finished a couple of months ago. There is no word yet on the film's release in other markets, notably in more F1-hungry Europe, as Hollywood Reporter points out that Universal is only handling North America. The film was produced and financed independently by Cross Creek Entertainment and Exclusive Media, and could have a different company co-ordinating its availability outside of the USA.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth - best known as superhero Thor - as Hunt, with Daniel Bruhl, who previously starred in Inglourious Basterds taking on the role of Lauda. Among the automotive stars are examples of the Austrian's Ferrari 312T2 and Hunt's McLaren M23.

Howard kept fans up to date with progress on the film - which was shot at some unlikely locations around the UK as well as famous circuits such as the Nurburgring - via his Twitter feed (@RealRonHoward), and has commented that, although the picture is currently in post-production, it is likely to be a lengthy process due to the complex sound editing required.

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August 14, 2012 1:46 PM

Getting the sound right is important, especially given they need to replicate the sounds of the mid 70's. The movie Grand Prix (60's) with James Garner was brilliant for the sound effects of the time but they had the fortune of shooting the movie during the period they were covering which presumably made it alot easier to make. Anybody who hasn't seen Grand Prix, I recommend it with the volume up loud especially for the first 10 minutes as you watch the F1 cars of yesteryear scream through the streets of Monaco.

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