Like anyone else with a pulse, you're no doubt excited for the upcoming release of Ron Howard's new film Rush. The movie tells the tale of a slice of racing in the mid to late 1970s, when Niki Lauda and James Hunt battled for Formula One supremacy.

Word got out about the movie when the crew was seen filming crucial plot points in Germany out on the 'Ring. Fast forward to today, and we're two trailers and a release date away from the flick.

That release date is set for September 20th, 2013. If that's a bit too far away and you're jonesing for some new footage, well you're in luck.

The production team released a new featurette, which sees the main actors Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth talking about the film in between footage from the movie. Director Ron Howard also speaks to the camera about what it was like bringing this film to life, and why this particular bit of racing history is so important.

If you're not up on your F1 history, you should be intrigued to learn more about the 1976 season. Niki Lauda and James Hunt battled for the championship in a wild year of racing. We're dealing with history here, so it's not like we're spoiling anything by telling you that Hunt wound up taking the big win at the end of the year. It's also not as simple as that, of course.

The film will delve into both the on and off-track exploits that turned the 1976 season into one of the best F1 seasons of all time.


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