High octane action of BSB speeds into Australian cinemas
27 Apr 2012
Australian audiences will get closer to the high-octane action, wheel-to-wheel racing and extraordinary crashes of British Superbikes than ever before when I Superbiker – The Showdown speeds into cinemas on 10 May.
Following hot on the wheels of last year’s acclaimed motorcycle documentaries TT3D: Closer to the Edge and Fastest, I Superbiker – The Showdown is the all action, nail-biting story of the 2011 British Superbike (BSB) season which culminated in arguably the most exciting motorcycle race of all time.
A new electrifying format for 2011 left only six riders competing for the title in a series of dramatic showdowns. Among the six were Australian bad boy Josh Brookes and British hero Tommy Hill, who spectacularly lost the title in 2010 due to one small error.
As well as capturing stunning on-track action, I Superbiker – The Showdown, the follow-up to last year’s groundbreaking I Superbiker, goes behind the scenes to follow the unfolding drama among wives, girlfriends, teammates and managers.
“I wanted to capture the emotion and passion of motorcycle racing and the drama of the new showdown format – a classic motorcycle racing film that might be set in the 2011 season but with a classic story that can still be fresh in years to come,” said writer, producer and director Mark Sloper.
“I also wanted it to appeal to people outside of the motorcycle industry and fan-base. And I wanted to try and change outsiders’ perceptions of motorcycling.”
British Superbike champion Tommy Hill added: “British Superbikes is motorcycle racing at its very best and this film shows that brilliantly. It’s amazing to see BSB on the cinema screen. It’s a massive sport with a great following – now hopefully people who don’t know it that well can see what an incredible event it is.”
Grant Calton of distributors Omniverse Vision said he was thrilled to be bringing I Superbiker – The Showdown to Australian cinemas.
“After our success with Fastest, it’s clear there is a significant audience for motor-sport features in Australia and we look forward to building on the initial success that Mark Sloper and his team created with I Superbiker last year,” said Calton.
Presented in stunning 2k digital cinema, I Superbiker – The Showdown will be showing across Australia as a special cinema event for four days only from 10-13 May at selected cinemas through Hoyts Cinemas, Event Cinemas and Village Cinemas.