Hollywood blockbuster actors Matt Damon (Bourne Identity) and Liam Neeson (Taken) are tipped to star in an action movie about the famous and deadly Isle of Man TT race.
No, it’s not yet another documentary, of which there are several.
This is expected to be a full-on action flick.
Both actors are keen motorcyclists, but it is not yet confirmed that they are part of the project.
Matt has ridden motorcycles in several Bourne movies including this year’s Jason Bourne which features a critically-acclaimed motorcycle scene.
Liam also rides and narrated the documentary Road which profiles the Dunlop family from Northern Ireland that dominated motorcycle road racing events such as the TT for years.
In July Liam crashed his 1989 Harley Davidson into a deer near New York and was on crutches for a while.
They are likely to do some riding in the movie, but have stunt doubles for the more difficult action scenes. Aussie TT racer Cam Donald has been rumoured to double for Matt.
It is believed Matt’s character would be an ageing racer having one last crack at one of the world’s most dangerous races. There is no word on what Liam’s part would be in the film.
Authentic bike action
Director Ben Younger, of New York, is a keen motorcycle racing enthusiast and has raced himself.
He has long expressed a desire to make a film about road racing and has been writing and producing this film since 2000.
It should be an authentic movie with those actor and director credentials, unlike some of the Hollywood blunders we’ve seen over the years depicting motorcycles.
And hopefully a lot better than the rather whimpy 1980 Silver Dream Racer starring pop star David Essex.