EDGE OF TOMORROW Director Doug Liman To Helm a Remake of THE CANNONBALL RUN
Doug Liman, who is best known for films such as Edge of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity, Jumper, and the upcoming film Chaos Walking, seems to have found his next film project. The director is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to helm a remake of the classic 1980's action comedy franchise, The Cannonball Run.
The original films starred Burt Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dom DeLuise. The story centered on an illegal cross-country race where the participants played dirty tricks on one another so that they could win. I assume the new film will feature the same premise.
This seems like it would be a fun film project for Liman to take on and I imagine he'd do some great things with it. For the most part, I like the films that Liman has made. He seems to have a knack for blending action and comedy. There's no word on any actors who would join the film, but it seems like it would be great for an all-star ensemble cast.