Over the years we have seen movies about Formula 1, NASCAR, drag racing. Some have been great, but just as many have been crap. What there has never been is a movie based on the rally scene. This is odd, because the glory days of rally were much like those of F1, where the stars were real personalities and death came to competitors and fans who came too close.
A new flick is in the works called Group B, which is not only based on the Group B era, but also bears the same title. The trailer for the short film reads “Rally driver Shane Hunter faces his comeback to Group B competition after a long and troubled absence.”
Created as a NFTS grad project, Group B stars Irish actor Michael Smiley and Richard Madden, who portrays Robb Stark on the wildly popular TV series Game of Thrones. Driving for the film is done by British rally ace and six time Rally America champion, David Higgins.
All the signs are pointing to Group B being a winner.