Coming off the special forces mayhem of “Act of Valor”, the $12 million dollar film that they financed and shot themselves over a four-year period and is now poised to earn a pretty penny at the box office, the Bandito Brothers are moving on to the vehicular mayhem of “High Speed”, a movie about illegal street racing.
Scott Waugh (one of the Bandito Brothers, along with “Act of Valor” co-director Mouse McCoy and producers Max Leitman and Jay Pollak) will helm “High Speed” from a script by Greg Russo. The gutsy boys will once again raise the necessary funds themselves and shoot the movie on their own dime.
“High Speed” will follow “the best high-speed police pursuit drivers in the country, assembled as a unit to stop an elusive, high-end underground racing circuit hellbent on running deadly point-to-point races through major American Cities.”
Sounds like a cross between “The Fast and Furious” and “Death Race”.
If you’re a budding filmmaker, you can’t help but be inspired by what the Bandito Brothers are doing. With “Act of Valor”, they stand to make 50% of all profits (they’ve already made back $13 million when Relativity Media bought the film for distribution), which may end up being quite a bit if the movie is a hit. At this point, I’m not sure if the movie’s gung-ho, overt rah-rah themes will bring in the moviegoers. It’s always so hard to tell with these type of films.
“Act of Valor” opens next week on February 24th. Don’t be a pinko commie. Go see it.
Via : Deadline