TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - June 13, 2017
Just in case you had any sacred cows left in a world anxious to reboot or remake everything under the sun, today's news is guaranteed to make you lose faith. Warner Brothers has decided that it's time to reboot the Cannonball Run franchise with the director of Central Intelligence and We're the Millers, and the screenwriters of the Night at the Museum movies.
While there's no way to avoid this sort of thing in this day and age, you've got to wonder what compelled the studio to do this in a year that's already seen two nostalgia based properties—Baywatch and CHiPS—go down in flames at the box office. I suppose that for a film studio, it's always cheaper to deal in properties you already own rather than seeking out new ones. Still, this line of thinking seems to be more trouble than its worth.
Thankfully, the only thing that this new creative team guarantees is that it won't be a "gritty" reboot and they probably won't be looking to turn this into the next Fast and Furious franchise. Then again, one can never underestimate movie executives and their ability to see dollar signs in places where none exist.