'Act of Valor' Director Switches Gears for Racing Film 'High Speed'
Bandito Brothers is a small production company that self-financed and produced Act of Valor, the action film starring real-life Navy SEALs that opens in theaters a week from now. Bandito Bros. CEO and Act of Valor co-director Scott Waugh has secured a directing gig for a new film called High Speed, a gritty, stylized car chase film set in the underground racing subculture. Sounds like The Fast and the Furious meets Cannonball Run to me. The action beats are unquestionably the best part of Act of Valor, so I'm glad to hear that Waugh, a former stuntman, is getting another chance to show off those skills. More below!
According to Deadline, High Speed centers around the best high-speed police pursuit drivers in the country, assembled as a unit to stop an elusive, high-end underground racing circuit hellbent on running deadly point-to-point races through major American cities. Greg Russo is writing the script, but production won't start until 2013 because Waugh and his Act of Valor co-director Mike "Mouse" McCoy are tackling the Arnold Schwarzenegger supernatural action flick Black Sands first (though we heard the project changed its name to Black Sunday). Either way, High Speed sounds like a great fit with the Bandito Brothers style, and hopefully they put the pedal to the metal and bring us something that stands out from other racing flicks.