Greetings from Berlin…
Here’s the latest scoop from the production of FAST TRACK, the two-hour movie/series pilot that I wrote and am exec producing for ProSiebenSat1 and Action Concept.
I spent the day in meetings with our director, the line producer, the second unit director, stunt coordinator and the driving supervisor discussing how we are going to do the races and chases in FAST TRACK.
These are the professionals who have been doing the hit German series ALARM FOR COBRA 11, so they really know their stuff when it comes to doing incredible car action. But what we are going to be doing in FAST TRACK is stylistically very different from COBRA 11…and, we hope, from what viewers have seen in the FAST AND THE FURIOUS movies (for one thing, we don’t have $60 million to spend!).
We want to create a unique look that is entirely our own. It starts with character, character and more character…and then cool driving stuff. So we got out a box of toy cars and began talking about how we are going to do it.
There we were, a bunch of grown men, sitting around a table playing with cars.
Vroom! Crash! Boom!
And in that moment, I was a kid again with my Hot Wheels and Matchbox toys, dreaming of being a writer some day…
I’m such a lucky guy.
Soon the toy cars we’ll be playing with will be real ones!
I finally had a good night’s sleep last night…so, naturally, tomorrow I am leaving for L.A. so I can get hit with jet-lag going the opposite direction and attend casting sessions for two of our four lead roles.