It is good to see it not as a podrace, but I already like the concept they got now, just update the plot, new effects, new movies, etc.
If I hear that Ahmed Best has ANYTHING whatsoever to do with this, however, I'm going to kick a puppy.
I find it hard to think this will actually make 2010 or 2011 land fall. The re-dev on the sims, the film production, and most importantly the Lucas contract. Remember that Universal and Lucas / Amblin are in deep trouble over new consultancy contract.
One last interesting point - the ST simulators would need to be updated with a new operation and service contract, and the only company that could do this has projects / work up till 2012!!
Disneyland on the brain today.
'Fingers crossed for "IT'S A TRAP!"'