Redbus in driver’s seat for ‘Street Racer’ film

Pic explores world of motorcycle competition

CANNES — British distrib Redbus has optioned the script rights to actioner “Street Racer,” committing to fully finance and produce.

“Racer,” budgeted at around $16 million, is being produced by Robert Blake-Jones and Boxoffice Films with Brad Wyman and Donald Kushner.

Redbus Films chief Zygi Kamasa brought pic in and will oversee its production.

Described as an action film set in the world of motorcycle racing, British commercials director Andy Morahan will direct the pic, which is expected to start shooting in London in the fall.

CAA’s Rick Hess brokered the deal between Redbus and the producers.

Redbus will handle worldwide distribution on pic and will release it directly in the U.K. via Redbus Film Distribution.

Morahan directed “Highlander III: The Sorcerer” as well as musicvideos and live shows for such bands as Guns N’ Roses, Elton John and the Pet Shop Boys.

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