We’ve seen three different Cannonball Run movies to date, although only the first two gained prominence. Furthermore, in the early 2000s there was Rat Race, something of a homage to the films (which in itself owe a debt to It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World). But now, Hollywood is gearing up for a full-on reboot.
If you’ve never had the pleasure – and they’re a lot of pleasure – The Cannonball Run films involved lots of famous people in a barnstorming cross-country car race, in a not very Fast & Furious way.
Warner Bros has been trying to get a new version of the film off the ground for a while, with names such as Guy Ritchie and Etan Cohen linked with directing in the past. But the man who’s landed the job now is Dodgeball and We’re The Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber. He’s likely to get to the project once he’s done with making Skyscraper, starring Dwayne Johnson (with whom he previously made Central Intelligence).
There’s still some way to go for The Cannonball Run do-over, but as we hear more on the movie, we’ll let you know.