EXCLUSIVE: Red Bull Media House and Freeride Entertainment are behind On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter, which will act as a follow-up to Bruce Brown‘s quintessential 1971 motorcycle racing movie that was nominated for a Documentary Feature Oscar and featured Steve McQueen. Brown is the filmmaker behind the iconic 1966 surfing docu Endless Summer and its sequel, and his fellow-filmmaker son Dana Brown (Step Into Liquid, Dust To Glory) will direct The Next Chapter with Bruce serving as executive producer. The film is expected to begin shooting this month in Austin before spreading out Austria, the Czech Republic, Vietnam, Argentina, South Africa, Canada and Spain. It will feature such current stars of the two-wheeled sport like X Games staples Travis Pastrana and Robbie Maddison, Spanish MotoGP champ Mark Marquez, and supercross star James “Bubba” Stewart, with more to be added.
“In I971, On Any Sunday made me want to become a filmmaker”, Dana Brown said. “Not because my Dad had made the film, but because it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. I had never imagined making another On Any Sunday. … the chance to tell a completely unique story that still has all the hallmarks of the original. The heart, soul and passion have not changed, but the level of performance and the technology to convey that certainly has.”
Red Bull’s latest documentary, McConkey, about freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping pioneer Shane McConkey, has a slot at the now-running Tribeca Film Festival.