The filmmakers behind King Of The Mountain, which was set tobe the acting debut of
Executive producer Tom Kennedysaid the $2.3m (A$3m) action drama will be financed by sponsors and privateinvestors and will shoot from February. The Bathurst International MotorFestival will provide the backdrop to some of the film:
King Of The Mountain will not be delayed because of Brock's tragic deathbecause, while he features heavily in the mind of the lead character, he onlyhad a minor on-screen role.
Writer/director Sam Genocchioand producer Bill Leimbach are now considering various options on how to coverup this hole in the script, and are seeking someone to carry on Brock'ssignificant contribution as a consultant on the technicalities of car racing.Brock also introduced the team to many people who have become financial andother supporters.
Jack Thompson is in the castas a race team leader and David Campbell, who was praised for his performanceas Johnny O'Keefe in the stage musical Shout, is likely to play the lead of a young hothead wannaberacing champion who idolised Brock. Krew Boylan, a niece of a good friend ofBrock's, plays one of two love interests, and Brock's son is also tipped to bein the film.
Kennedy is a leading playerin multi-platform storytelling and is about to sign someone to partner with himin the development of a King Of TheMountain game. He is also well advanced on taking the story to audiencesusing mobile phones and the internet.