First Formula E Film ‘Breakneck’ in Production

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A film centering around the world’s fast growing sport circuits will soon be heading to the big screen. James Leon’s 8th Gear Entertainment, Ted Field’s Radar Pictures, and FIA ABB Formula E have all partnered together to create a project they hope to develop into a franchise that will center around the world of electric racing.

The first film that is being developed is called Breakneck. The description reads:

“Breakneck chronicles the multi-layered story of a young female maverick racer, who despite growing up as a poor orphan, climbs the Formula E ranks only to have her first ePrix race end terribly and in her removal from the sport. To make ends meet, she follows in her father’s footsteps and becomes a part-time gateway driver for a gang in Miami, still reminiscing of her days as a Formula E driver.

Having almost given up on her dreams, a British billionaire offers her an opportunity to rejoin Formula E, but it comes with a catch – she must raise millions of dollars herself to secure a seat. With a risk-taking, resourceful attitude, along with a heist team made up of her five brothers, she conspires to steal a priceless car from the billionaire himself in order to ultimately fulfill her racing dreams.”

Jim Byrkit will direct the film from a script by Nick Kocher. James Leon who runs 8th Gear Entertainment is producing the film alongside Ted Field who is known for the Jumanji and Chronicles of Riddick franchises. Justin Smith for Radar Pictures is also producing with Daniel Homedes and Kocher acting as Executive Producers. Breakneck will shoot in London with principal photography slated to begin in July.

Check back here for updates as more information about Breakneck is released.

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