In a story from Variety, Michael Schiffer (screenwriter of Lean on Me) has sold his pitch Speed Boyz to Alcon Entertainment.
The story follows real-life engineer-turned-teacher Simon Hauger. He inspired a bunch of troubled Philadelphia high school students to win a competition to build an alternative-fuel vehicle.
Hauger used "an unorthodox curriculum in 1998 to improve students' performance in math and science. The kids went on to win the annual Tour de Sol -- a national green car competition -- where they beat teams from top universities with their electric cars."