A unique short documentary has been premiered on the Kickstarter page for Duel documentary The Devil on Wheels. Shot in Surrey, it tells the story of Derek Drinkwaters, who bought a Peterbilt truck on eBay, drove it across America, took it to England and transformed it into the twin of the truck from Steven Spielberg’s Duel. Nowadays the Duel-themed tanker serves as a food business in classic car shows and other outdoor events.
The feature documentary film project about the cult that surrounds Steven Spielberg’s first success, Duel, has started its second week of crowd funding on Kickstarter. The Devil on Wheels campaign, approved by Universal Studios, has so far released its teaser trailer, shot in four countries, and its first “Skype 60 Seconds Interview” update, about the Duel fan who decided to track down every single location of the film.
The crowdfunding campaign to fund The Devil on Wheels will run for 30 days until April 3rd on an all-or-nothing basis. The project’s goal is to achieve a minimum £60,000 that will allow the film to be shot this summer in the US. The project has been awarded as a Staff Pick by Kickstarter. In exchange of financial support the production company offers backers a wide variety of rewards: copies of the film, books, new posters, film credits and even an appearance in the actual film.
For all information about the crowd funding campaign, click here.