Maverick director promises similar action in a Formula 1 movie

Part of Joseph Kosinski’s success Top Gun: Maverick was the authenticity of its action sequences. Unlike many other 2022 blockbusters, Kosinski’s film didn’t rely on CGI to amp up some of the high-stakes action scenes and relied on what the camera could capture on its own. Kosinski hopes to receive a similar reception with his next Formula One movie, which he says will use a similar action style.

Kosinski will direct a Formula 1 film which has already been revealed to Oscar winner Brad Pitt. He will build the film with several members of his Top Gun: Maverick team, including writer Ehren Kruger, who penned the script for the Formula 1 film, and Top Gun: Maverick producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman. Joining the behind-the-scenes cast of Kosinski’s film is current Formula 1 driver and seven-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton. Pitt’s Plan B production studio will also be working on the film.


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Kosinski has had a massive year with the movies in 2022, especially after Top Gun: Maverick became the highest-grossing film of 2022. In winning the accolade, the Kosinski-led sequel topped Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and the DCs The Batman. Directed by Kosinsky Superior gun sequel received a lot of praise, in part because of its authentic action sequences. “It is certain that seeing people react to a film filmed behind closed doors, captured in an authentic way, like Superior gun makes us all feel good that our approach works and is appreciated by the public,” Kosinski told The Wrap. For Kosinski’s next action-packed film Formula One project, he promises a similar approach to constructing the film.

“It’s almost funny for me to see people who are so in love with real photography,” Kosinski said. “The younger ones hardly saw a lot. They’re so used to CGI being a tool of great movies that when you’re shooting something for real, it feels innovative. For the Formula One film, Kosinski says he plans to take a similar approach to capturing the action of film. He intends to shoot footage during Formula 1 races with the real cars and use the footage for the film. “It will be a huge challenge, but exciting for me,” Kosinski said.

After reaching an agreement with Apple, Kosinski revealed that the next Formula One The film will have a global platform release before landing on the Apple TV Plus streaming platform. “We have an exciting distribution plan that includes a guaranteed large-format theatrical experience around the world that then transitions into an exclusive streaming deal with Apple TV+,” Kosinski said. “It’s a hybrid model which is maybe how streaming and theaters can co-exist for the right stories.”

Kosinski’s plans for the Formula One project are not in response to the success of Top Gun: Maverick. Kosinski revealed that it was sold in December and plans for the Formula One the film began about six months ago, while deals have been in place for at least five months. The film will feature Pitt as a Formula 1 driver who comes out of retirement to compete alongside a rookie to challenge the sport’s other teams. Kosinski’s next film could borrow a strategy from the Netflix docuseries, Formula 1: drive to survivewhich documents the racing season and gives information about some drivers on the grid.

Top Gun: Maverick now playing in theaters.

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Source: The Envelope

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