Still Life In Hover Car Racer

Acclaimed filmmaker and regular studio script polisher John Sayles has confirmed to Cinemascope that he’s presently doing a script rewrite of “Hover Car Racer”.

Disney Pictures picked up the film rights for Australian author Mathew Reilly’s futuristic techno novel back in 2004 but nothing much has been heard about it since then.

Adaptations of Reilly’s more acclaimed adult novels like the sci-fi gladiatorial drama “Contest” and the Antarctic-set thriller “Ice Station” have also been stuck in development hell.

‘Hover’ revolves around a young teen who qualifies for a famed racing school as he fights it out in races on the international circuit, including a white-knuckle super-race that winds through New York City.