“We want the story to take moviegoers right up to the starting gate. They should feel the weight that almost crushed Franz pressing down on their own shoulders and share what he felt when he found the inner strength to win the downhill race of the century.” –Elisabeth Schmied
So freaking psyched for this new film about downhill skiing legend Franz Klammer mission to win gold at 1976 Winter Olympics. Variety reports its scheduled for an Austrian release by late fall 2021. Franz Klammer advised on the project since its early development. Picture Tree International, which has acquired the rights to the film, say it will “apply a mix of videoclip aesthetics, extreme zooms and the use historical anamorphic lenses to revive the spectacular scope and the magnitude of the event and bringing the audience back to the 1970s in a contemporary fashion.”
Check out the trailer….we will be sure to update this story when film release dates are confirmed:
Barely 22, Franz Klammer finds himself at the “eye of the storm” when he shows up for the men’s downhill competition at the 1976 Winter Olympic Games. Since the previous season the charismatic newcomer has won virtually every race.The pressure from the media and the public and the hopes of an entire nation are off the scales. His sponsor is pushing him to switch equipment right before the competition, the weather is getting steadily worse, and his toughest rivals know that Franz has to do better than just a flawless run. Franz senses that he has to find his own path and that only the love of his life can give him the strength to do that. This is the most important race of his life in which he skis a line that nobody even thought was possible and which will make him to this day a legend in the sport of downhill skiing.