Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Harald Zwart set to direct Keanu Reeves action thriller Rally Car

Chinese co-productions are currently big business in Hollywood, with major studios and production companies pushing to include more Chinese elements and stars to attract funding. News arrives via Deadline that Keanu Reeves (John Wick) is among those looking for a little help, and he has recently set up action thriller Rally Car with Harald Zwart (The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones) set to direct.




Zwart is also no stranger to Chinese co-productions after directing the Karate Kid (2010) re-make there. For Rally Car, he has a script by Jeremy Lott (Spy Kids) that sees Reeves as a former champion NASCAR driver who refuses to admit his glory days are in the rear view mirror. But when his personal and professional lives begin to hit the skids, he is forced to take part in a high stakes international rally across the Chinese landscape along with a young Chinese girl as his co-driver to prove he has still got it.

"This is a story that will resonate with audiences worldwide and we're looking forward to the thrilling ride Harald Zwart will be taking us on," producer and Fundamental Films chairman Mark Gao tells Deadline. "The project promises to be action-packed, full of high-octane car-chases, heart-pumping adventure and visually stunning locations to showcase some of the most dramatic landscapes of China." There is no word as yet on when it will start shooting.

Reeves will next be seen in legal thriller The Whole Truth and will return as John Wick for the forthcoming sequel, due for release later this year.

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