DeLorean died in 2005, leaving behind a name known more for what is considered to be one of the ugliest cars of all time, the DeLorean DMC-12, than for the Pontiac GTO. The crowds, not being familiar with the muscle car ancestor and mesmerized by the performances as a time machine of the DMC-12 in “Back to the Future,” thought that was all there was about DeLorean.
Now, Hollywood plans to set the record straight. A biography is currently being planned and, according to Forbes, former ER doctor George Clooney has the biggest chance at filling the shoes of the engineer.
The information is limited at this point, but what is known is that, if produced, the movie will focus on the years spent by DeLorean at General Motors, on the creation of the Firebird and GTO, as well as the inception of the DMC-12. On the personal level, the movie will highlight DeLorean's arrest in 1982 on drug-related charges and the downfall of his company soon after that.
According to Stephen Wynne, head of DeLorean Motor Company, Clooney is at the top of the list of actors to play the founder.