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Guy Ritchie is favored over Shawn Levy to direct the Cannonball Run remake

10.18.2011

Back in February, we heard that Guy Ritchie might helm the remake of THE CANNONBALL RUN. This was all speculation. But it looks like it was more real than originally thought.

Apparently Shawn Levy is very interested in directing the project with Ben Stiller in the lead. Levy won't get the chance if Ritchie steps in. Ritchie is favored highly when it comes to a director for the project. Right now, Ritchie is considering it and will likely try to get Brad Pitt in the lead along with some of his fellow OCEAN'S ELEVEN co-stars.

There are also talks of General Motors making a deal with the remake. Basically they would supply all the vehicles for the film. Ritchie has interest in shooting part of the film in Europe so one can assume that he would be taking advantage of the autobahn. Because really, how cool would that be?

While I'm still sort of so-so on Ritchie taking on this remake and not really a fan of remaking it in general, I'd rather he have it than Levy.

Source: Vulture

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9:38PM on 10/19/2011

Give me an F'n break!

I love Guy Ritchie, but this is just another childhood movie of mine Hollywood is bastardizing. CBR was a classic all-star extravaganza. The timing of some of the lines in that movie is priceless, "Ciss on the walls of her lungs. Very rare. Anyone that knows anything about that knows they can't flown they have to be driven. Hell, we couldn't even drive through Denver it's so high!"

."Methodists, next time methodists!"

-"I can't see shit can you?"
-"No problem son, no problem."

....and
I love Guy Ritchie, but this is just another childhood movie of mine Hollywood is bastardizing. CBR was a classic all-star extravaganza. The timing of some of the lines in that movie is priceless, "Ciss on the walls of her lungs. Very rare. Anyone that knows anything about that knows they can't flown they have to be driven. Hell, we couldn't even drive through Denver it's so high!"

."Methodists, next time methodists!"

-"I can't see shit can you?"
-"No problem son, no problem."

....and on and on and on...
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5:40PM on 10/19/2011

Ritchie get it!

This thing about Stiller trying to fill the shoes of Burt Reynolds in his hay day...PLEASE! RITCHIE understands you need good looks and style to lead and Brad Pitt or George Clooney will be PERFECT. I am not a big fan of re-do's but I this one will be a treat. Ritchie...HELL YEAH!
This thing about Stiller trying to fill the shoes of Burt Reynolds in his hay day...PLEASE! RITCHIE understands you need good looks and style to lead and Brad Pitt or George Clooney will be PERFECT. I am not a big fan of re-do's but I this one will be a treat. Ritchie...HELL YEAH!
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2:49PM on 10/19/2011
agrred id rather Ritchie have it than that piece of shit director shaun levy who apparently thinks ben stiller is the only good actor for a movie.
agrred id rather Ritchie have it than that piece of shit director shaun levy who apparently thinks ben stiller is the only good actor for a movie.
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9:19AM on 10/19/2011
If Guy does make it, I bet The Stath will be linked to the project
If Guy does make it, I bet The Stath will be linked to the project
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7:50AM on 10/19/2011
The Cannonball Run is a great movie, an absolute pleasure to watch, great performances all around, and time well spent in any day.
now, the thing is, remakes are garbage most of the times, so i wonder, is it safe to do this???? why not leave a classic great piece of cinema be?
honestly, i donīt see anyone getting a cast together to surpass the original, so, whatīs the point in doing this again????
The Cannonball Run is a great movie, an absolute pleasure to watch, great performances all around, and time well spent in any day.
now, the thing is, remakes are garbage most of the times, so i wonder, is it safe to do this???? why not leave a classic great piece of cinema be?
honestly, i donīt see anyone getting a cast together to surpass the original, so, whatīs the point in doing this again????
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6:54AM on 10/19/2011

No thanks...

...I'll take the original.
...I'll take the original.
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6:49AM on 10/19/2011

Honestly, the original Cannoball Run wasn't any good.

I know I'm gonna get thumbed the hell down, but have you watched it recently? It was pretty awful. Not a single thing made me laugh, and the only thing remotely entertaining was Burt Reynolds and Adreinne Barbeau's tits.
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I forgot about Sammy Davis Jr.
I know I'm gonna get thumbed the hell down, but have you watched it recently? It was pretty awful. Not a single thing made me laugh, and the only thing remotely entertaining was Burt Reynolds and Adreinne Barbeau's tits.
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I forgot about Sammy Davis Jr.
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4:18AM on 10/19/2011
The original scriptwriter had actually driven in the real Cannonball Run. Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr were hilarious, and the chemistry between Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise can't be manufactured. Another waste of time and money.
The original scriptwriter had actually driven in the real Cannonball Run. Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr were hilarious, and the chemistry between Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise can't be manufactured. Another waste of time and money.
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11:14PM on 10/18/2011

but wait....

didnt the original have like 12 different "lead actors"? I would like ben stiller in this, if it was another ensemble cast like Mystery Men.
didnt the original have like 12 different "lead actors"? I would like ben stiller in this, if it was another ensemble cast like Mystery Men.
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10:06PM on 10/18/2011
Captain Chaos needs to stop this!
Captain Chaos needs to stop this!
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9:38PM on 10/18/2011
I loved the original I loved its sequel even more. I don't know how anyone could top either of them. I mean there's Reynolds, Fawcett, DeLuise, The Rat Pack, Roger Moore still in James Bond mode, Bradshaw, Montalban, Danza, Jackie freaking Chan and more folk I than I can remember.
The one thing I remember is that it's actually a real thing. It's full name is the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash from New York to LA. If they do it like Fast and Furious meets Ocean's
I loved the original I loved its sequel even more. I don't know how anyone could top either of them. I mean there's Reynolds, Fawcett, DeLuise, The Rat Pack, Roger Moore still in James Bond mode, Bradshaw, Montalban, Danza, Jackie freaking Chan and more folk I than I can remember.
The one thing I remember is that it's actually a real thing. It's full name is the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash from New York to LA. If they do it like Fast and Furious meets Ocean's Eleven that sounds like a plan. Use of the autoban however causes me concern.
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9:07PM on 10/18/2011

Seriously

Wasn't this remade already, and called rat race.
Wasn't this remade already, and called rat race.
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8:59PM on 10/18/2011
You can't remake this without Dean Martin and Sammy!! RIP boys. They were hilarious.
You can't remake this without Dean Martin and Sammy!! RIP boys. They were hilarious.
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8:51PM on 10/18/2011
They ought to just to a sequel, so they can bring Burt Reynolds in to either punch the time card, or be the guy who operates the whole race.
Maybe even bring back Tony Danza and the chimp.
They also should keep in mind, that part of the charm of Cannonbal Run was that it didn't just have actors. The folks playing parts ran the gamut of entertainers from actors, to comics, to singers, to playboy bunnies, to you name it.

They ought to just to a sequel, so they can bring Burt Reynolds in to either punch the time card, or be the guy who operates the whole race.
Maybe even bring back Tony Danza and the chimp.
They also should keep in mind, that part of the charm of Cannonbal Run was that it didn't just have actors. The folks playing parts ran the gamut of entertainers from actors, to comics, to singers, to playboy bunnies, to you name it.

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8:13PM on 10/18/2011
Title of the article goes without saying, but as for remaking Cannonball? Could really work or just suck ass...
Title of the article goes without saying, but as for remaking Cannonball? Could really work or just suck ass...
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7:56PM on 10/18/2011

Cock-suckers!

You will not remake one of my all-time favourite comedies. No you will fucking not.
You will not remake one of my all-time favourite comedies. No you will fucking not.
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7:55PM on 10/18/2011

Good!

Shawn Levy is a very mediocre director. Guy Ritchie is pretty good from what I've seen. He's a much better pick.
Shawn Levy is a very mediocre director. Guy Ritchie is pretty good from what I've seen. He's a much better pick.
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