Justin Lin is the director most associated with The Fast and The Furious franchise, with four of the six films helmed by him. In terms of box office he’s a very successful director. Yet, he has never directed an HTG film. Until now. Lucian has picked Lin to go behind the camera of his upcoming film Car Wars.
“I wanted someone who really knew cars and action” Lucian commented. “And I wanted someone with a decent record. So I checked with Marlowe to see where Lin would fall on the talent scale and was pleased with the results. Too often people assume unlisted means minimal talent score. That simply isn’t the case. Lin will bring some decent star power to my film alongside a big name star and a solid character actor in the top two roles.”
Car Wars is based on the Steve Jackson game set fifty years in the future. In it, “autodueling” has become a popular sport. Suped up cars decked out with all manner of armaments and armor do battle for fame and riches. While most battles are fatal the successful drivers can have cloned bodies created for themselves and have their memories restored after death. But what happens when a driver’s luck is running low and he can’t afford a new clone body? It means death in the game becomes very real. That’s the situation Rick, the lead role in the film, finds himself in. Over the objections of his faithful mechanic Gus, he enters a race that could be his last. Win and he’s back on his feet. Lose and he’s six feet under.
Car Wars hits virtual theaters August 9th from Horizon Pictures.
Tags: Car Wars, Horizon Pictures, Justin Lin, Lucian