On Monday the international trailer for Ron Howard’s Formula 1 historical docudrama Rush burst onto the internet, and boy howdy, does it make the flick look good. The cars, the costumes, the special effects…it all looks amazing. Of course, with Ron Howard as skipper, you would expect that, wouldn’t you?
Now a second, longer trailer aimed at U.S. moviegoers is out. And you know what? It’s even more amazing. Example: Check out how well the VFX team managed to replicate the Nürburgring’s old parallel front and back straights and pit complex, all of which were bulldozed in the early ‘80s when the modern Grand Prix circuit was constructed. Plus it does a markedly better job of fleshing out the backstory (kind of a necessity, since so few Americans are familiar with Formula 1 past or present) and, oh yes, more Olivia Wilde. Did we mention September 20th can’t come soon enough? Because it can’t.