As director Ron Howard scouts and shoots "Rush," the Peter Morgan-scripted film on '70s Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda and rival James Hunt, he's given his Twitter followers an all-access pass to the process -- and a rare running photo commentary of a Hollywood director in action.
Already deep in shooting, Howard's Twitter feed has been full of shots showing how the movie has evolved, from script rewrites to scouting tracks and even the dogs in the background. There's few better ways to grab attention than by posting shots of the classic F1 race cars "Rush" will use, like the Tyrrell:
Instead of relying on computer graphics, Howard intends to recreating races with as much authenticity as possible -- from the tracks to the cars themselves, a process that requires far more work on the ground. He's told his followers that about four-fifths of the racing scenes will be mapped out beforehand -- the rest will be caught on the move.