GM In Talks With Guy Richie For “Cannonball Run” Reboot.

Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise in the original "Cannonball Run."

This is unspeakably lame:

“The government-owned General Motors may soon be partnering with Hollywood to encourage speeding, drunk driving, and general mayhem. Insiders tell Vulture that the world’s second-largest carmaker is in discussions about backing an update of The Cannonball Run in a deal that would be much larger than your average product placement. With this deal, a new Run could double as a big, two-hour demonstration of GM’s new cars.”

Part of the fun of the original movies, which starred Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and other Hollywood golden greats is that they felt like big, drunken parties that audiences were lucky enough to score an invite to attend. They were big, fun messes. It’s hard to imagine recapturing that vibe in anything but an ironic, post-modern way.

Read the rest here.

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I'm an award-winning journalist in Harrisburg, Pa. I also run and cook all the things.
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