Disney building Hovercar 3D


The race to fill the massive void left behind when Harry Potter departs our screens next year is on!

While attempts to begin new kid-friendly franchises in Percy Jackson, Eragon and His Dark Materials have all fallen on their faces, Disney are hoping something a little more futuristic will prove more successful in cinemas.

So they’re dusting off the rights to Hovercar , the online serial by Matthew Reilly that they purchased back in 2004, and are planning to create Hovercar 3D .

Clearly they’re optimistic that the techno-stuffed Tron: Legacy will prove a massive hit when it opens this December, so they’re crafting something along the same lines with their sights set on a brand new franchise.

Hovercar is set in a near future where hover car racing is the most popular sport in the world. Then a young car pilot is charged with escorting a government informant – and winds up involved in a series of breakneck adventures.

Echoes of Speed Racer there, though hopefully this will provide more bang for our buck than the Waschowskis' 'toon effort.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.