SEPTEMBER 8, 1997
Formula 1 - the movie
"This is the most exciting sport in the world," Stallone said, "and hopefully we can do a film to show the sport in all grandeur. The challenge will be to use technology which has never been seen before to show what it is like to be in one of these extraordinary machines. It is a gigantic undertaking but hopefully it will all come together because it has a tremendous appeal around the world."
Stallone said that the production would be based mainly in Europe but that there would be an international cast. The intention is for the production to include actual racing footage and staged footage.
"It has to be an interesting movie all the way through," he said, "and the main thing is to be sincere to the characters and the storyline. That takes delicate writing which will cover all the different aspects and emotions of this sport."
He added that the production would probably use some of the current F1 drivers.
"Many of them have star quality," Stallone said, "So why not?"