Michael Schumacher film with unseen footage postponed

Michael Schumacher

A film about Michael Schumacher with unseen footage of the F1 hero's life has been postponed.

Schumacher had a severe skiing accident in 2013, and since then, very little about his life has been released to the public.

Announced in May, the film will tell the story of the German from early years as a talented go-karter, all the way through to the aftermath of his horrific ski-accident.

His wife of 24 years Corinna has given the 'green light' to film, along with their children Mick and Gina.

However, B14 have put the release date back, and the film production company have released a statement.

"Due to the very extensive material, the directors and the production want to spend even more time to complete the film," a spokesman for production company B14 Film said, as per The Mirror.

Sabine Kehm - who manages Schumacher - had explained what would be included when she announced the film.

She revealed: "It sheds light on the uncompromising driver, ambitious young man, pragmatic mechanic and confident team player as well as the family man.

"The highlights of his Formula One career, his athletic highs and lows, will be as much a part of the story as previously unseen archive footage."

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Earlier this month, Willi Weber - his former manager - claimed that Corinna was in fear of Michael's injuries and subsequent rehabilitation being in the public domain.

Corinna has now responded to the claims made by Weber and refuted the rumours, saying: "He is in the best of hands right now, and we are doing everything we can to help him," she said to She's Mercedes magazine.

"You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him.

"Please understand if we are following Michael's wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy."

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