In 2008, the writers Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (“Wanted”, “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “3:10 to Yuma”) had presented the screenplay of the action thriller “Overdrive” to producers at 20th Century Fox, which immediately expressed their interest to materialize this originally idea, but the time passed and over that project has litter dust, which is why the two have decided to submit to the French producer Pierre Morel (director of thrillers “Taken” and “From Paris with Love”), being helped by it to find the funding necessary to enter the production stage.
Although there have been circulated in turn the name of Garrett Hedlund, Alex Pettyfer and Matthew Goode in connection with the two male roles, negotiations were not completed by signing contracts and the editors of Heat Vision blog now informs us that director José Antonio Negret (“Seconds Apart”, “Transit”) has opted for Karl Urban (39 years) and Ben Barnes (30 years), which will enter in the skin of two charismatic brothers, attractive and adventurous, who are considered masters of the theft of cars, but enter into trouble when deciding to operate in southern France and in conflict with a dangerous organized crime leader.
Karl Urban is aware of “Star Trek”, “Doom” or “The Bourne Supremacy”, recently finishing work on the remake’s “Dredd” and “Loft” and giving his consent to reenter the Bones character in the sequel- “Star Trek” and in the skin of character Lord Vaako in the sequel “Chronicles of Riddick”. Ben Banes noted the role of Prince Caspian franchise “The Chronicles of Narnia” and the films “Easy Virtue” and “Dorian Gray” finish filming at the thriller “The Words” and the comedy “The Wedding” and accepting appear on the poster fantasy “The Seventh Son”.
The Englishwoman Emilia Clarke, play the heroine Daenerys Targaryen in the TV series “Game of Thrones”, sat down at the negotiating table to take the female lead role in the thriller “Overdrive”, probably the subject of one of the brothers romantic interest. Director Jose Antonio Negret will start filming the independent thriller “Overdrive” on 29 October 2011, in Marseille.