John DeLorean's Story Is Actually Getting Made into a Movie

Whether you think the DeLorean DMC-12 was a piece of crap or a brilliant sportscar, and John DeLorean was a nut or a genius, there is no denying that both have very interesting stories.
John DeLorean and the DMC-12 1 photo
Photo: DMC
Hollywood definitely thinks the DeLorean story is worth a movie, and over the years there have been several attempts - including by the man himself - at serving the biopic with a bag of popcorn. But DeLorean being DeLorean and Hollywood being Hollywood, this never happened. Until now.

Producer Steve Jones, CEO of Bee Holder Productions, has a miniseries already in production about the famous engineer. Sure, a TV miniseries doesn't have the same appeal as a cinema flick, but there have been plenty of great miniseries. OK, maybe not "plenty"... but a few, right? Right?

"We thought about doing just one film but there are so many aspects to it that a TV miniseries, likely eight parts, seemed more appropriate. We have family members - all three of his brothers - involved that will provide insight to DeLorean," Steve Jones told The Detroit News.

You may not have heard about Bee Holder Productions, but we bet you've heard of Al Pacino. No, he's not going to play John DeLorean. But he was the star of Jones' most famous project, You Don't Know Jack, an award-winning biopic about Dr. Jack Kevorkian.

The same writer that won an Emmy for the Kevorkian story, Adam Mazer, is writing the DeLorean miniseries. And that's not the only good news. While no actors have been cast yet, Mark Huffam, one of the producers of Game of Thrones, is attached to the project.

DeLorean's attorney and executor of his estate, Mayer Morganroth, is serving as a consultant. He's the man who defended the father of the muscle car in his most infamous case. In 1982, DeLorean was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. Morganroth got him acquitted, even though the defense called no witnesses, and the government had video and audio recordings of DeLorean negotiating a cocaine deal.

John Zachary DeLorean died in 2005, aged 80. His otherwise simple tombstone shows a DMC-12 with its doors open.
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