Early days but the Top Gun Maverick writer and director will reunite for an F1 film starring Brad Pitt. Interestingly, this will be owned by Apple but will still have a theatrical window. Seems like theatrical followed by streaming exclusivity is the way forward, with Netflix rumoured to be doing the same for their expensive Knives Out sequels.
More details here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/brad-pitt-joseph-kosinski-apple-racing-movie-1235160349/
I'm surprised Netflix isn't the streaming company behind this with there very very successful links to Formula 1 with the Drive to Survive documentaries being huge sucesses for them
And it looks like they'll be going all-in for the F1 rights in the US too. If I were to guess, I'd say that Netflix probably weren't as open to the idea of a theatrical release as Apple (though Netflix seems to be considering this now for future projects).
Well if you want Oscars. Although, this doesn’t seem like the right fit, Netflix are no strangers to (albeit extremely limited) theatrical releases.
A reminder that of the few F1 movies out there, Ron Howard's Rush from 2013 was a half-decent telling of the Niki Lauda / James Hunt rivalry from the 70s. Howard made good use of a bunch of classic F1 cars driven around the famous Brands Hatch track in England, doubling for a host of locations.
When I saw this, I imagine Prince Paris from Troy replacing his battle armour for F1 fatigues. Pretty much?