Schumacher documentary within the works and headed to Cannes

Former Formulation One world champion Michael Schumacher would be the topic of a brand new documentary that includes unseen archive footage and uncommon interviews, producers introduced on Sunday earlier than the Cannes Movie Competition.

The movie, directed by German duo Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertoens, was made with the blessing of the driving force’s household and can embody interviews with them in addition to companions and rivals, the filmmakers mentioned.

Schumacher turned 50 on Jan. three however has not been seen in public since a snowboarding accident within the French Alps 5 years in the past which left him with extreme head accidents and in a medically-induced coma.

The movie is in post-production, with worldwide rights gross sales to be launched on the Marche du Movie, a enterprise occasion held in parallel to the cinema showcase on the French Riviera that kicks off on Could 14.

Different movies set to be launched to patrons embody a documentary about rock financial institution Led Zeppelin. As but untitled, it’ll function band members Jimmy Web page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones.

Schumacher stays motor racing’s most profitable driver, with a document 91 grand prix wins. He received his first two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 earlier than 5 in a row with Ferrari between 2000-2004.

In January his household launched a press release saying he was within the “the perfect of palms”.