March 11th, 2012
It has been a while since the classic biker movies of the 1960's. From Roger Corman's The Wild Angels to the classic Easy Rider, big screen movies in the motorcycle realm are now a rarity. Motorcycle-centric film entertainment has come back to the small screen with some success with Sons of Anarchy, which may have Hollywood executives looking back for upcoming box office gold.
Father and son producers Art and John Linson, along with Warner Brothers, are developing a new biker movie starring Tom Hardy, who is playing Bane in the upcoming Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.
The yet unnamed movie is about a Vietnam vet returning home to San Francisco at the height of the flower power movement. Instead of preaching peace and love, he becomes the leader of a bike gang.
Art Linson was the producer of such films as Car Wash, Heat and Fight Club. His son John recently produced the movie The Runaways, about the all-female rock group in the 1970's.
With all things old being new again in the movie industry, it probably was only a matter of time before the motorcycle genre came back into style.
1 comments on "The revival of the biker film"
Sounds pretty awesome! Tom Hardy is a great actor. I'll be keeping my eye out for this one to come out.