Chuck Norris’ brother and current United Fighting Arts Federation president Aaron Norris has been set to produce and direct “Maximum Speed,” the first in a planned high-speed car action film franchise.
However this isn’t about muscle cars ala “Fast and Furious,” rather this is set in the world of stock-car racing (NASCAR), bull-riding and honky-tonks. Also expect more of a family-friendly vibe as it plans to deliver “a message of life lessons, moral values and redemption”.
Tristin Fowler, Leon Beck, and Eric Brooks penned the script about a young bull rider and the son of a racing legend who returns to stock-car racing to save the family legacy. Their company Wade Motorsports only has one good driver, a rookie who is fast and bold and the only woman on the circuit.
Racing again is the only option, since his older brother is driving for his father’s arch enemy that wants to eliminate Wade Motorsports. Joe Gibbs Racing and Petty Racing have been consulting on the film, assisting with locations, tracks, cars, props, corporate sponsors, etc.
Eric Norris, the youngest son of Chuck Norris, will serve as stunt coordinator and second unit director. Ed Elbert is producing and filming is scheduled to begin in Texas Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina in the mid-summer or early Fall.