We’ve still got another week before Act of Valor‘s box office results start to trickle in, but Bandito Brothers already have enough confidence to move forward on their next action endeavor. According to Deadline, they’ll be producing High Speed, a “a gritty, stylized car chase film” which Valor co-director Scott Waugh has already locked himself into.
Autobahn scribe Greg Russo is behind the screenplay, which follows “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.” Or, they’ll be repeating the Valor formula of “team pursues nameless, faceless antagonists by way of action scenes.”
Thanks to some financial decisions that should nab Bandito some real coin when Valor hits, the company is once again taking the “self-generated” route; they’ll also have a screenplay ready for Cannes, where producers will exhibit a demo reel for other interested parties. But even with some potentially big movement in May, production won’t begin until next year, seeing as Waugh has the Arnold Schwarzenegger-led Black Sands to shoot this summer. The wait, it’s going to kill me.
Based on what you’ve seen from Act of Valor at this point, do you have hope in another film from this team?