Olivier Megaton to direct Keanu Reeves' new film
Reeves will be the star of Company’s next effort, the Cannonball Run-in-China road movie Rally Car, which Hamel said will shoot this summer from Jeremy Lott’s script. Olivier Megaton is now set to direct. The film, which like Passengers percolated for years, now has backing from China-based Fundamental Films, and they are in the final throes of securing U.S. distribution, with Lionsgate is in pole position. Hamel produces with Mark Gao.
“The film goes from Shanghai to the Gobi Desert to the Himalayas, featuring China’s most compelling landscapes and most beautiful places to shoot,” Hamel said. “Keanu plays the star driver, matched with a 19-year-old Chinese girl, who’s his co-pilot. There are Mexican, Chinese, German, Italian and Australian teams and we were in the process of assembling that cast.”
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