Ron Howard's new test of survival in F1 racing film
PARIS (AFP) - Racing around the track at breakneck speed, Formula One drivers remind film-maker Ron Howard of combat pilots, or even gladiators.
His new movie Rush is about the death-defying thrill of F1 racing and the legendary rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda and Britain's James Hunt in 1976.
"The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel," says the flamboyant Hunt, played by Chris Hemsworth of action hero Thor fame.
For the film's director, it's almost like they're going to war.