Toronto 2011: Blue Star Entertainment Heads Down Under for 'Dust and Glory'

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Romance adventure film is described as a cross between "Mad Max" and "Jewel of the Nile."

Blue Star Entertainment and partners William Sherak and Jason Shuman are partnering with a set of Australian producer to adapt Dust and Glory, a racing movie based on the Evan Green novel.

The romance adventure project is set during the 1950s’ Redex trials, which was covered over 10,000 miles of some of the toughest terrain in the world, let alone the world. To play-up the global bankability of the project, the story is focusing on a rivalry between an American hotshot and an Australian legend and is described in tone of being a cross between Mad Max and Jewel of the Nile.

Robert Lewis Galinsky (Dreamtime’s Over) wrote the script and is producing with Elizabeth Howatt-Jackman, David Parker. Geoffrey Edelsten is exec producing.

It will be a return to Down Under for Blue Star, which made their 2003 horror movie Darkness Falls in Australia. The company’s credits also includes Middle Men, Role Models and Bangkok Dangerous.

Shuman and co-producer Zach Green are in Toronto to meet with potential cast and directors. The movie’s makers are eying a spring 2012 start.