Five years after Nicolas Winding Refn re-ignited the ’70s car heist movie with Drive, the sub-genre continues to be a popular one among indie filmmakers. IM Global’s Collide, which was was extricated from Relativity Media during its bankruptcy crisis last year and rescued by Open Road, will finally drive off into the sunset on August 19 — a very crowded weekend at the box office. Its competition will include STX’s The Space Between Us, Paramount’s Ben-Hur, Focus Features’ Kubo And The Two Strings, and Warner Bros’ Todd Phillips comedy War Dogs.
Formerly known as Autobahn, Collide is from British helmer Eran Creevy and follows an American couple, Casey and Juliette, played by Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones. When Juliette winds up in the hospital in need of a kidney transplant, her beau goes back to his old ways, involving himself with his former German crime boss Geran (Ben Kingsley) who turns him onto a heist. However, the plans blows up in Casey’s face as he finds himself pitted against Hagen, a rival mob lord played by Anthony Hopkins, on the German highways.
Check out the trailer above.