CATEGORIES Movie NewsWith 'Fast Five' revving to a record $168 million worldwide opening, other studios are eager to cash in on the car craze.
There's a reboot of 'Knight Rider,' (paging David Hasselhoff), and a movie based on every boy's favorite toy, Hot Wheels. At least three studios are racing to get the first movie about Italian sports car designer Enzo Ferrari to the big screen.
As for more of the 'Fast Five' bunch, 'Fast and Furious 6' is already in the works, with stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker back on board. Newcomer Dwayne Johnson isn't currently contracted for a sequel, but Neal Mortiz says that Johnson is a "huge fan" of the series and will likely be back.
Keep reading for more details on all the car-centric movies in development:
- Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver are prepping 'Hot Wheels,' based on the classic toy cars from Mattel.
- The Weinstein Co. is maximizing the 1980s talking-car TV series 'Knight Rider' for the big screen.
- Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are developing a remake of the 1976 action comedy 'Eat My Dust.' (Howard starred in the original film.)
- Fox is working on 'Race to the Death,' which sounds like another 'Death Race' film, but is based on the real-life rivalry between the Ford Motor Co. and Ferrari.
- There are two other Ferrari-themed films in development: Paramount's 'Street Legal,' about racer Carroll Shelby, who took the Le Mans title from Ferrari, and a Ferrari biopic with Michael Mann attached to direct.