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Get Hard's Etan Cohen to write & direct Warner Bros.' Cannonball Run

03.16.2016
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Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to THE CANNONBALL RUN franchise, and has set Etan Cohen to write and direct a new take on the film series.

The studio isn’t describing this as a remake of the original Burt Reynolds movie from stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham, but rather a relaunch based on the famous Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. Cohen made his feature film directorial debut with last year's Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart-led comedy GET HARD, and he also helped write the screenplays for MEN IN BLACK 3, TROPIC THUNDER and IDIOCRACY.

Obviously the project is still in the early stages of development, so there's no word on when production might start, or which actors are being eyed for the roles in the planned movie. Who would you like to see star in WB's CANNONBALL?

Source: Deadline

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2:54PM on 03/17/2016

Many cameos

This will only keep my interest if it has the comedic feel to it of the originals with many cameos that must, and I cannot stress this any more, MUST have Burt Reynolds in some capacity. Oh to have him and Sally Field in the race in a Black Trans Am would be the ultimate!!!
This will only keep my interest if it has the comedic feel to it of the originals with many cameos that must, and I cannot stress this any more, MUST have Burt Reynolds in some capacity. Oh to have him and Sally Field in the race in a Black Trans Am would be the ultimate!!!
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5:11PM on 03/16/2016

Cannonball with David Carradine...

was way better than Cannonball Run
more dumb, more sexy, better car stunts !
but I will be interested to see this remake, I hope Burt Reynolds and Roger Moore will have cameos in it
was way better than Cannonball Run
more dumb, more sexy, better car stunts !
but I will be interested to see this remake, I hope Burt Reynolds and Roger Moore will have cameos in it
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2:51PM on 03/16/2016
One of the very first movies I saw as a child in the drive in. I grew up on Cannonball. Then, in college my roommate and I would get drunk, throw in a copy and continuously recite lines from the movie for our other dormmates. Good times. You won't get such a collaboration of a slap stick ensemble cast in this day and age. Now I'm really starting to feel my age because over half this cast is either dead or as my Dad would say (God rest his soul)..."older than dirt".
One of the very first movies I saw as a child in the drive in. I grew up on Cannonball. Then, in college my roommate and I would get drunk, throw in a copy and continuously recite lines from the movie for our other dormmates. Good times. You won't get such a collaboration of a slap stick ensemble cast in this day and age. Now I'm really starting to feel my age because over half this cast is either dead or as my Dad would say (God rest his soul)..."older than dirt".
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1:59PM on 03/16/2016
I've been saying for years this is one of the only movies I'd actually love to see remade! It would be so disappointing if they forgo the comedy and make a sh*tty action flick, trying to capitalize on that Fast/Furious nonsense
I've been saying for years this is one of the only movies I'd actually love to see remade! It would be so disappointing if they forgo the comedy and make a sh*tty action flick, trying to capitalize on that Fast/Furious nonsense
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10:23AM on 03/16/2016
The article clarifies that this Cannonball Run is not like the noted Reynolds movies. Rather, its plot is based in something else, the actual Cannonball race. I wonder. How much will Warner Brothers emphasize the movie's difference from most viewers' initial expectations? I dislike when a movie project simply exploits a noted name/title.

Of course, the new Cannonball Run could be a good movie in its own right. And, there are many younger moviefans who have never heard of the 1980s Run
The article clarifies that this Cannonball Run is not like the noted Reynolds movies. Rather, its plot is based in something else, the actual Cannonball race. I wonder. How much will Warner Brothers emphasize the movie's difference from most viewers' initial expectations? I dislike when a movie project simply exploits a noted name/title.

Of course, the new Cannonball Run could be a good movie in its own right. And, there are many younger moviefans who have never heard of the 1980s Run movies. Therefore, this relaunch could be a hilarious and successful update on an existing concept.
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9:51AM on 03/16/2016

No Burt no movie

They have to bring back Burt Reynolds, i'm not saying he should be the star but he has to be one of the races.
They have to bring back Burt Reynolds, i'm not saying he should be the star but he has to be one of the races.
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