Reading the casting list tells much of how 'serious' (for TNF standards) the movie will be. No Mike Parkes, no Surtees, no Forghieri (although there's a couple of 'Ferrari Pit Box' and 'Ferrari Pit Leader' characters mentioned). Chris Amon is well dooooown the list, but the Agnellis are out in force, with both Gianni and Umberto!
In essence, I suppose it's AJ Baime's book on a mix of steroids and Saturn V fuel. The book was quite alright for what it was, but this seems to be a different proposition altogether. Ford with a couple of mavericks doing the miracle against the financial might (entirely comparable to Ford of course, probably even superior, who knows!) of Ferrari and Fiat. There'll be no mention of Daytona 67 as the narrative seems to be limited to 1966, but probably after the end there's a couple of sentences against a black screen describing the subsequent nastier bits (Miles's death).
I'm sure the film is going to be a success, though, and if it manages to bring motorsport to the attention of young kids then all the better! God knows the mainstream media's love for motor racing is not exactly high these days.
P.S. Bale as Miles is a good choice and he could easily play Shelby, but Damon (who looks like a schoolboy in the trailer) as Shelby does not make any sense to me.
Well, nobody in their right mind would make a film for the TNF targeted audience. Since it is audience of 1000 individuals at most.
Movies are created for the World audience. Expecially big budget movies.
Just be thankfull that a movie about racing is being created. Thats all.
If I want historical accuracy I will watch the real race footage
Movies are entertainment. And should be accepted as such.
Also, real races often lack drama. Sometimes drama is well hidden in drivers soul and cannot be seen on race footage. Thats where screenwriters talent comes into play to present us that well hidden drama often at the expense of historical accuracy. But in this case emotions and atmosphere are more important than HA