An official premiere date of 20 September 2013 has been announced for Ron Howard’s F1 movie Rush by Universal Pictures. A new website for the “big screen re-creation” has also been launched and outlines the big budget F1 flick like this:
The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives.
Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.
Four preview images have been included on the website and can be seen below, or check out the official site for larger versions.
We’re guessing the Australian release of Rush will take place after the 20 September 2013 world premiere. As soon as we learn more we’ll be sure to pass it on.