Could Doug Liman‘s next film be the reboot of a classic ensemble cross-country race?
Liman is in early talks to helm the reboot of the 1981 film The Cannonball Run, in which an ensemble cast would compete in a cross-country car race. The original film was directed by Hal Needham and starred the likes of Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Farah Fawcett, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Jackie Chan amongst those. Two sequels were released in 1984 and 1989, the latter which was re-named Speed Zone.
Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant have written the screenplay for the reboot. Liman is currently in post-production on Chaos Walking. Should he sign on, this could be in fact his next film.
More as this develops.