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Jackman jumping into Ferrari role as Bale bails

Reports out of Hollywood this week suggest Aussie actor Hugh Jackman will play Enzo Ferrari in a biopic of the legend's life, produced by Michael Mann (Heat, Ali, Collateral). The film, which has been in the works for nearly 20 years now, was most recently set to star Batman actor Christian Bale...

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Lexus imagines a 'SkyJet' spaceship for upcoming sci-fi flick Valerian
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Lexus imagines a 'SkyJet' spaceship for upcoming sci-fi flick Valerian

Not content with doing slightly better than daydreaming about hoverboards, Lexus has turned its attention back to the silver screen. This latest turn, the 'SkyJet', was designed for the upcoming sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, by French writer and director, Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element, Lucy)...


Meet the Blackbird, an adjustable driving rig used for filming car scenes... without the car
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Meet the Blackbird, an adjustable driving rig used for filming car scenes... without the car

Requiring an actual car for automotive commercials and films could now be a thing of the past, thanks to the new Blackbird car rig that can be adjusted to re-create almost any vehicle in computer-generated images (CGI)...


Lamborghini biopic confirmed: Supercar rivalry moving to silver screen
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Lamborghini biopic confirmed: Supercar rivalry moving to silver screen

The rivalry between Italy’s two most famous supercar companies has been going since the earliest days of both, with one-time fan Ferruccio Lamborghini planting the seeds before Enzo Ferrari had even heard of him. You might know the story: Ferruccio Lamborghini, a former mechanic in the Italian Royal Air Force, addresses his displeasure over Ferrari build quality and customer service by launching his own rival sports car business...


'Dieselgate' movie rights snapped up by Leonardo DiCaprio - report
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'Dieselgate' movie rights snapped up by Leonardo DiCaprio - report

We all knew it was coming, but few would have seen it coming about quite so quickly: the film rights to the so-called ‘dieselgate’ scandal have reportedly been snapped up by Hollywood. It’s been just 25 days since news that a number of diesel-powered Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda models had been fitted with advanced emissions test-cheating software, uncovered by a group of university researchers who had initially set out to demonstrate the advantages of diesel powertrains...


Peter Brock TV movie fires up with Offspring star cast in lead role
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Peter Brock TV movie fires up with Offspring star cast in lead role

A new television movie about Australian racing legend Peter Brock has found its leading man, with Offspring star Matthew Le Nevez announced for the role this week. The new Channel Ten film, titled simply ‘Brock’, was first announced in November, but funding concerns and the absence of a completed script were reported to have left the project’s future in doubt...


Christian Bale signs on for second of two new Enzo Ferrari films - report
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Christian Bale signs on for second of two new Enzo Ferrari films - report

Tech god Steve Jobs soon won't be the only one to have two biographical films going head-to-head in cinemas: Hollywood star Christian Bale is reported to have signed for the lead role in a second new film about motoring legend Enzo Ferrari. Perhaps best known for his work as comic book hero Batman, Bale also delivered standout performances in the films American Psycho, The Machinist and The Prestige, among others...


Aston Martin DB10 roars into life for new James Bond Spectre trailer: video
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Aston Martin DB10 roars into life for new James Bond Spectre trailer: video

Finally! Aston Martin’s new DB10 superhero is alive, power-sliding and bullet-dodging its way through the first full preview for the coming James Bond film, Spectre. Of course, if previous installments of Daniel Craig’s run on the 007 franchise are anything to go by, this special new Aston’s time on the stage may be short-lived...