Etan Cohen to Write & Direct CANNONBALL RUN Remake

Written by Andrew Pollard Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Movie News

For moviegoers of a certain vintage, the likes of the Cannonball Run and the Smokey and the Bandit films are huge favourites. We mean, it doesn’t really get much cooler than classic Burt Reynolds, right? Well, now comes word on Cannonball Run being in line to get the remake treatment.

As reported by Deadline, Etan Cohen has been brought in by Warner Brothers to pen and direct a redo of 1981’s Cannonball Run. The original itself was classified as an “illegal cross-country race where the participants were not above playing dirty tricks on one another”, and the film was crammed with an all-star cast consisting of the likes of Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jackie Chan, and Adrienne Barbeau. Cannonball Run and its 1984 sequel were directed by stuntman Hal Needham, and a third film, Speed Zone, was released in 1989.

Warners previously purchased the rights to Cannonball Run and any sequels or remakes from Brock Yates, the Hal Needham Estate and Fortune Star LTD, with the studio now having brought in Cohen to handle this redo. Cohen is best known for writing and directing the Will Ferrell-starring Get Hard, as well as having writing credits for the likes of Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3.

As ever, expect more on this as it develops.

SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG

Find your local STARBURST stockist HERE, or buy direct from us HERE. For our digital edition (available to read on your iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows 8, Samsung and/or Huawei device - all for just £1.99), visit MAGZTER DIGITAL NEWSSTAND.

CLICK TO BUY!

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB:



Suggested Articles:
Halloween-inspired short film Mr Dentonn has become the most awarded and selected horror short of al
With the upcoming live-action Teen Titans show having recently cast its Dick Grayson, Starfire and R
Having been in development for what seems like forever by this point, 20th Century Fox’s X-Force h
Eagerly-awaited short horror film Echoes of the Passed will have its World Premiere at the prestigio
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner