“Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Bourne Identity” director Doug Liman is reportedly eyeing the remake of the 1981 cross-country car race classic “The Cannonball Run” as his next project and has begun early talks to direct.
The original film series followed eccentric competitors in a no rules, utterly illegal wacky race – characters played by the likes of Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Fonda, Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Telly Savalas, Adrienne Barbeau, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin and Jackie Chan.
Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant are penning the script for the new take which previously had “Skyscraper” director Rawson Marshall Thurber circling to helm. Instead, he’s shifted his attention to another Dwayne Johnson action vehicle – “Red Card”.
Liman is in middle of post-production on “Chaos Walking” starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. That opens early next year.
Source: Heat Vision