CANNONBALL RUN 4: HIGH OCTANE
by The Turbo Man
CHAPTER 15: TRAILER & NOTES.
AN: I know I promised a making of featurette but I didn't think I could do one successfully. So I'm just having the trailer and notes here. I forgot to mention in earlier chapters that Harris and Proctor's tank the Gauntlet came from the videogame ROADKILL. Sorry for the long wait.
DISCLAIMER: I still own nothing apart from my own characters.
NOTE ABOUT THE RACE VEHICLES:
As said in the first chapter I used vehicles from the games Grand Theft Auto:Vice City and Rumble Racing and vehicles from the short lived Hot Wheels toy line Key Force.
Images of the Key Force vehicles can be found at this address:
There are two vehicles there I didn't use. One was the police car, the other was the white vehicle that turns into a robot. But here are the vehicles I used in the order they appear in on the page:
The Rumble Racing vehicles were as follows:
I'm afraid I can't find the website with pictures of these vehicles on it. The rest of the racer's vehicles are from Vice City.
After the film company's logo is shown, a montage of clips from CR3 are shown on screen. A voiceover then begins.
Last year, for the first time, the infamous Cannonball Run took place all around the world. This summer, those crazy racers are at it again.
A clip of Brock Yates announcing the beginning of the race is shown. We then cut to a montage of various action scenes from the film eg: the chase through the New York allies, Memphis and Dom jumping the gap in Australia, the African drag race, the Terminator driving on the train tracks.
There's $200 million up for grabs this time around, but it's not just the racers who want their hands on it.
Clips of Luthor announcing his plan to the villains followed by shots of the gun battle in Sydney, Marcus and Regis threatening Corvax, the fight in the Copacabana etc. At the end of it we are shown Captain Chaos saying 'Those vile villains shall not succeed!'.
With the bad guys coming from all sides, the Cannonballers give it all they've got to ensure they reach the finish line.
Some clips of the final battle at Rancho Splendido. After this various shots of the racing vehicles in action.
With four times the action and four times the fun. It's….
The film title is shown on screen.
Cannonball Run 4: High Octane. Rated PG-13. Coming to theatres this summer.
Now to acknowledge the films which inspired certain scenes in this fic. My influences were pretty much the same as Charles Xavier's for CR3, but I also drew inspiration from a few lesser known films. I basically watched any film that had a car chase to find inspiration. Here we go:
Cannonball Runs 1 & 2
Speed Zone (or Cannonball Fever as it's known in the UK)
The Gumball Rally
The Blues Brothers
The Fast and the Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
Mad Max (the first one)
The Wraith (this 80s ghost movie starring Charlie Sheen)
The Gauntlet (a Clint Eastwood movie from the late 70s)
Grand Theft Auto (not the computer game. It's a car chase movie starring and directed by Ron Howard)
Moving Violation (another 70s car chase movie from the Roger Corman stable)
Supervan (a 70s movie cashing in on the customised van craze of the time)
The Spy Who Loved Me
Diamonds Are Forever
For Your Eyes Only
Last Action Hero
The Love Bug
Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo
The Italian Job (the remake, inspired the Venice canal chase in the Europe chapter)
Slither (a James Caan movie from the 70s)
Whew! That's the complete list. I give my thanks to everyone who supported me when I was writing the fic. Thanks. Now to get back to my Vice City fan fiction. Thank you.