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New Mustang Movie Coming Out
Whenever we hear of a new “car movie” being made, it makes us wince as if we just saw a picture of Rosie O’Donnell in lingerie eating a Popsicle. With very few exceptions, when Hollywood weirdoes get the idea to make a car movie, you just know it’s going to be an aggravating technical nightmare that causes not only the senseless destruction of classic musclecars, but also creates a total misconception among mainstream viewers of what the real automotive world is all about. Look at the first Fast and Furious flick as an example: “It’ll blow the welds on the intake dude!” I mean, really?
But there’s a new movie coming out that sounds very promising and it’s aimed right at the Mustang faithful featuring historical information and real people, not made-up characters. As the press release says, “A Faster Horse tells the story of the Ford Mustang, one of the world's most iconic and recognizable cars. It follows the team entrusted with upholding the legacy of the brand in creating the 2015 model, now 50 years from the original release, while exploring the parallels that exist between past and present day. The history of the car is recounted through stories told by not only the people who are passionate about the Mustang, but also those whose lives have been and continue to be shaped by it. From Mustang clubs all over the world, to the race tracks, the assembly lines, to the fascinating and intense inner workings of an enormous automotive company, A Faster Horse chronicles everything it took to transform a small but courageous idea into an American legend.”
Giving us even more hope is that the movie features interviews with Gale Halderman (original Mustang designer), Dave Pericak (Chief Program Engineer for the 2015 Mustang), Tom Barnes (Chief Technical Officer), Frank Davis (Executive Director), Edsel Ford II, and many members of Team Mustang 2015 who all detail what it really takes to create the true American muscle car.
A Faster Horse has its world premier at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on April 18-25. We don’t have any information yet on a wider release or availability through iTunes or Netflix, but we’re checking into it and hope to find out soon.
Director: David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi)
Executive Producers: Alessandro (Al) Uzielli, Nicholas Ferrall, and Guy East
Producer: Nigel Sinclair, Glen Zipper, and Mark Monroe
Running Time: 90 minutes