"For any race fan, human or mollusk, the pinnacle of achievement in the sport is the Indianapolis 500," Soren said of his decision to center the movie on "The Greatest Spectacle of Racing."
"It's the juxtaposition of extreme slowness and speed all in my yard," Soren said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "I love an underdog story, and nobody expects anything out of a snail, the odds are stacked against them. They are the butt of slow jokes _ they are stepped on by kids, despised by gardeners, eaten by the French _ so the parallels of a snail and an underdog was the perfect match."
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