Formula E to collaborate on feature-length film

8th Gear Entertainment and Radar Pictures involved with production.

The Formula E iall-electric series is set to collaborate with 8th Gear Entertainment and Radar Pictures on a feature-length film.

Confirmed:

  • Film will be called 'Breakneck'
  • Principal photography slated to begin in July
  • Plan for a series of films in the same vein as the 'Fast & Furious' franchise

Context: 'Breakneck' chronicles the story of a young female maverick racer who, despite growing up as a poor orphan, climbs the Formula E ranks only to have her first ePrix race end terribly and in her removal from the sport. To make ends meet, she follows in her father’s footsteps and becomes a part-time gateway driver for a gang in Miami, still reminiscing of her days as a Formula E driver.

Comment: James Leon of 8th Gear Entertainment said: “With ‘Breakneck’ we are laying the foundation for a film franchise at a time of rapid ascension and fan adoption for Formula E. As the league expands and the sport grows in popularity around the world, our movies will add crossover appeal into a mainstream entertainment lane where winning comes as a result of fresh storytelling, memorable performances and flawless execution.”

Coming next: The movie is set to be directed by Jim Byrkit, with a script written by Nick Kocher. With shooting set to start in London this summer, no release date has been set for the film.

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