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Sunday, April 8, 2007

Mike Ryan Crashes Fuel Tanker In Sony Pictures New Premonition Movie

North Hollywood, CA - Big Rig racer and Hollywood stunt driver, Mike Ryan will appear in Sony Pictures new movie, Premonition that will be released in theaters March 16th, 2007.

Premonition stars Sandra Bullock as a wife with a perfect life and perfect husband until one day she received the terrible news her husband has been killed in a car accident-or has he? The next day she awakens to find her husband alive and well next to her, while on other days she awakens a widow. See the trailer at http://www.sony.com/premonition

In the movie, Ryan jack-knifes and crashes a fuel tanker into the car that Sandra Bullock’s characters husband is killed in. Directed by Mennan Yapo, the film was shot on location in Shreveport, LA. Ryan states that the new jack-knife system developed by 2nd Unit Director Joel Kramer and Tommy & Scott Fisher’s special effects team made this the first time there’s been a controlled full 90 degree jack-knife to the right side of the tractor that he is aware of. “The timing and coordination developed between myself and Stunt Coordinator, Steve Ritzi, as he operated the trailer and I drove the truck made the whole experience safe, repeatable and exciting” Ryan said.

Ryan performed his first paid stunt when he was just 18 and has been seen crashing, burning and getting blown up in such films as; Herbie Fully Loaded, After The Sunset, The Italian Job, Training Day, Swordfish and the classic Terminator 2. Recently he worked on Rush Hour 3 that will be released in August of 2007. For more about Mike’s career, visit www.fastrucks.com

When Mike is not crashing vehicles on the big screen, he is racing his one-of-a-kind hand-built Freightliner Century Class S/T race truck at the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. He currently holds the world record in the big rig class of 12.43.66 and will be competing for record number seven on July 21st. www.ppihc.com