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Three versions of John DeLorean biopic in the works


The legend of DeLorean's rise and fall in the auto industry will hit the silver screen with the family's blessing

The legend of DeLorean's rise and fall in the auto industry will hit the silver screen with the family's blessing

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Whether it's for the quirky but ultimately flawed stainless-steel DeLorean DMC-12, his legacy as the developer of the Pontiac GTO, or his role behind the scenes at Packard and General Motors, John DeLorean will be remembered as one of the 20th Century's most influential automotive personalities. And that legacy will soon be captured on film, thanks to a trio of competing projects.

The front-runner is a movie by Time Studios and XYZ Films, announced Tuesday by The Daily Variety, reports AFP. It's the only one to get a pledge of cooperation from DeLorean's friends and family, making it the most likely to contain the authentic version of events.

XYZ Films is comparing the story line to that of Citizen Kane, which also tells the tragic story of an American entrepreneur.

DeLorean's story became mired in drug trafficking charges later in his life, and though he ultimately won that batle, the controversy remains. Bankruptcy and the failure of his own short-lived DeLorean Motor Company also complicate the telling of DeLorean's life epic.

As a sort of posthumous homage to DeLorean's DMC-12 design, a Texas company has taken over the DeLorean Motor Company name and is now building recreations of the iconic gullwing.
Via: TheCarConnection
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  1. Saw 4 DMC-12s last weekend at a show; they still look as cool and futuristic as they did when we first saw "Back to the Future" as kids.
     
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  2. Saw 4 DMC-12s last weekend at a show; they still look as cool and futuristic as they did when we first saw "Back to the Future" as kids.

    I totally agree. These cars were the definition of the future for me as a kid (I was 6 when Back to the Future came out), and I still love it when I see one on the streets.

    If only they'd worked out that whole garbage-into-fusion-power thing.
     
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