When we think about the 1968 film Bullitt, we can never get enough of those roaring V-8s, screeching tires, muscle cars leaping over hilly streets, and above all, the chiseled action star, Steve McQueen. The car chase has been one of the most iconic movie pursuits of all time, and the green mustang and “Bullitt” moniker have been preserved over the years thanks to a range of special-edition Ford Mustangs in the past decades. Now, making all the fans super excited, the signature name is going to return to the silver screen, with Bradley Cooper taking over the baton of police officer Frank Bullitt, in the new reboot by Steven Spielberg.
According to Deadline, A Star is Born-famed Bradley Cooper recently signed a deal with Warner Bros. to play the titular role in the reboot of Bullitt. He will also co-produce the movie alongside Kristie Macosko Krieger, the producing partner of Stephen Spielberg. Chad and Molly McQueen, the son and granddaughter of original actor Steve McQueen, will serve as executive producers of the project. Oscar-winning screenwriter Josh Singer is allotted to pen the script.
As per the news outlet, the reboot of Bullitt won’t necessarily be a total remake of the classic 1968 thriller. Instead, it’ll feature a whole new story involving the same titular character Frank Bullitt. Though there’s no detail about the plot yet, given the legendary fame of the original movie’s car chase scene, fans can certainly expect to witness some epic automotive action on screen. Also, it would be highly surprising if Cooper’s Bullitt wouldn’t get to drive the 2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt. But it’s also possible that Ford may bring back the original special edition in honor of the new film. Though it’ll likely be a few more years before the Bullitt revival sees the light of day, fans and movie buffs are already pretty thrilled about the news.
This Could Be The Future Of Car Audio
When picking a car, you tend to consider a lot of different options. What kind of trim would you like? Do you want a bigger engine or a more efficient one? How about sound? If you’re the kind of person that like a high-quality sound system, then the future of car audio might set your pulse racing.
Immersive sound has been a big part of automotive offerings for some time, with manufacturers teaming up with companies like Bang & Olufsen, Burmester, and Meridien – to name a few. However, it seems as though to truly impress customers who like their sound systems, cars are being filled to the brim with speakers in an effort to outdo the competition. Will there come a time when there’s simply no room left to add speakers?
It seems as though Continental, the brand normally known for their car tires, has been working on something that could change the future of car audio forever. Their new Ac2ated technology is turning the vehicle into the speaker, in an effort to save energy, space, and even the overall weight of the car. The technology relies on actuators on a surface on the vehicle that then gives off vibrations to create sound from the surface it rests on. This would mean no need for speakers, as the whole vehicle would effectively become the speaker!
Concert Hall Vibes
This principle is the same thing as used by most string instruments, like acoustic guitars and violins, but also works on plastic and glass. Continental believes that the result is car audio that sounds like a concert hall in your vehicle. While it’s not a new or rare technology, this is the first time it has been used to replace speakers in a car.
This could completely revolutionize the sound system in cars going forward and with the company hard at work on this tech, it might not be long before we see it come to life.