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Eastbound and Down meets Dukes of Hazard meets Sam Peckinpah?

05.03.2012

Writer/Director Jody Hill, one of the masterminds behind the HBO show Eastbound and Down with Danny McBride, is attached to write and direct a 1970's set American South action pic, which centers on an outlaw duo.

Sound familiar?  If you've seen a little show (or movie, depending on your age) called Dukes of Hazzard, then it just may. Apparently, Hill is aiming to make a Sam Peckinpah inspired action flick, which sources close to the project say could very well become a reboot of The Dukes of Hazzard TV show, which ran from 1979-1985.

For those not in the know, here's the sweet ass Dukes of Hazzard opening that I grew up on as a boy.

Ah, the memories:

And for those not versed in Peckinpah, here's a little snippet to let you know what he was cookin' in his day:

The decision of whether or not to make it a Hazzard reboot won't be made until Hill completes the script, but with the original producer of the Seann William Scott/Johnny Knoxville version also producing Hill's film, it could make the transition that much easier.

As a fan of the show (and the movie wasn't necessarily awful), I'm down with this news.  Hill also directed the movie OBSERVE AND REPORT, which I thought was great.  It's a dark horse for sure, and the only movie I've ever seen where Seth Rogen doesn't play himself. It's also surprisingly violent and crude, which I totally dig.

Whether it's called Dukes of Hazzard or not, I'm interested to see how this plays out.  I think there's a lot of potential for a kick ass film here and I'm certainly hoping that Danny McBride takes on the role of Cooter or Boss Hog if it is a reboot. 

More as this develops.

Ah, Catherine Bach...one of my first ever crushes...a classic beauty...

Extra Tidbit: The Dukes of Hazzard = Birthplace of the "Daisy Dukes"

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11:19PM on 05/03/2012

True story

Any scene in The Dukes of Hazzard couldn't be longer than one minute (the equivalent of one sheet of paper) because most of the actors couldn't handle memorizing anything longer than that. The exception was Sorrell Booke who played Boss Hogg, as he was a trained actor of the Method school.
Any scene in The Dukes of Hazzard couldn't be longer than one minute (the equivalent of one sheet of paper) because most of the actors couldn't handle memorizing anything longer than that. The exception was Sorrell Booke who played Boss Hogg, as he was a trained actor of the Method school.
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