Still in the midst of distribution problems Michael Mann’s racing drama Ferrari is yet to receive an official release date, after the collapse of its US distributor STX Entertainment. Producers are still touting the film for wide distribution. It has been confirmed that Sky Cinema have picked up streaming rights for the UK, regardless, it will still receive a theatrical release in Britain.
In an interview with Collider composer Daniel Pemberton has said “The film deals with a lot of grief as much as it does racing.”
“I think the thing that’s interesting about the film is it really gets you into the madness of what motor racing is. How motor racing started and why motor racing exists is crazy. Around that period, your friends are dying all the time. The film deals with a lot of grief as much as it does racing. The film is a complex drama with some really awesome racing sequences.”
The composer has also heaped praise on the films cast. Adam Driver & Penélope Cruz star as Enzo and Laura Ferrari. Pemberton said, “Adam’s great. I think Penelope Cruz is amazing in it.”
He also commented on what excites him in the upcoming movie, saying. “I mean, for me, the thing that’s most exciting in the movie is the racing. The racing sequences are phenomenal. They’re just so visceral. It throws you into that fucking crazy world of racing where they’re just basically sitting on rockets and guiding them somewhere with no seatbelts.”
As well as being a biography of Enzo, the film will look at the prestigious Mille Miglia race and Ferrari’s involvement. Focusing on the final run of the 1,000-mile open-road endurance race in 1957. The race had to be stopped after Ferrari driver Alfonso de Portago’s tire blew and he crashed into the crowd. Tragically, the accident killed nine people, including five children & Portago himself along with his navigator.
With the success of films such as Ford vs Ferrari, the much anticipated F1 movie from Apple TV & Gran Turismo releasing this August. The appetite for motorsport films is still strong and Ferrari should be no acception.