• Jul 5th 2007 at 12:31PM
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UPDATE: Don't fret all you Steve McQueen fans. After reading our post, Ford got in touch Brad Pitt's management, who don't know anything about the remake or Pitt's involvement. The credibility of this rumor's source, Monsters and Critics, was also called into question. Still, with all the positive buzz GM has earned for its involvement with Transformers, you'd think Ford would be all over a remake the stars Brad Pitt next to a recently released Bullitt Mustang.

Not unlike the retro styling and resurrection of old nameplates sweeping the car industry, some film critics bemoan the lack of originality inherent in the Hollywood trend of remaking old films, while others relish the opportunity to refresh classics for younger generations. One way or another, the latest Hollywood announcement has us frothing at the mouth, as the green-light has been given to start production on a remake of the most iconic of gearhead films of all time: the Steve McQueen classic "Bullitt".

Endeavoring to fill the legendary McQueen's pedals will be none other than Brad Pitt, who will take on the role of Lt. Frank Bullitt of the San Francisco Police Department, hunting down the hitman who killed his fellow officers. Pitt's co-stars have not yet been announced, but with the anticipated launch of the new Bullitt Mustang, the smart product-placement money would be on its inclusion in the new movie along with the Dodge Charger R/T, the two cars that made the famous race scene in the original.

This should be interesting.

[Source: Monsters and Critics via Mustangblog]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Does he know how to drive a manual tranny - BY HIMSELF?

      Will he do all his own stunts? Will there be NO CGI at all during chase scenes? These are all serious concerns.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Lame idea. The movie's not worth remaking.
        • 8 Years Ago
        You're missing the point. Say the Mopar at the time was better. But the character driving is NOT a good driver; the mustange driver, who is fantastic, would easily slap the Mopar driver around. It's a fact of driving - bad driver and better car rarely equals faster driver. M3s may have more get-up-and-go than my 330i ZHP but in the corners I've caught up and made life hell for many M3 drivers...some simply don't enter corners correctly, using the wrong angles and thus relying upon the car's power to get them ahead on straights.
      • 8 Years Ago

      Plot line sounds remarkably familliar to Mad Max...

      I wonder if the makers of Mad Max were inspired buy Bullitt
      • 8 Years Ago
      A henpecked Pitt to fill to the shoes of McQueen...I don't think so.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dodge challenger not the charger R/t. Bullit Mustang? Maybe. He probably will drive a Porsche though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw Bullitt for the first time about three months ago and when I was watching it, i thought when they remake this movie Daniel Craig(James Bond) would be perfect to play Mc Queen's role. Not to sure about Brad Pitt but it isn't horrible casting.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now Bullitt, which movie will be remade next: Duel? Vanishing Point (minus the 1997 remake for a tv-movie)? Dirty Larry, Crazy Mary? The French Connection? Smokey & The Bandit? Convoy?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Great news! Although Brad Pitt is nothing compared to McQueen, this is the one to anticipate. So, will the new Bullitt Mustang be included in the movie? Also, it would be best if they include the Dodge Challenger (Concept or not) in the chase scene rather than the four-door Charger. The Challenger looks more retro-ish and the Mustang will do great together.

      This new movie also brings back the Motor Trend comparison test they had of the Mustang GT and the Charger R/T, both in dark green, driving in the hills of San Francisco.

      William Lee
      David Schneider
      • 2 Years Ago
      If Pitt rmade the movie would include his Chanel add? I saw Bullitt on a 16mm version in my basement when it came out and went out and bought a Cuda'. If he remakes this movie Ford should stop making Mustangs out of respect to McQueen.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder if the remake will feature a dark green VW Beetle like the original. Neither the Mustang or the Charger were as fast as that Beetle, it kept popping up everywhere in the chase sequence!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Actually, the ideal guy to pull this off is Damian Lewis (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0507073/) from Band of Brothers. He has more than a passing semblance to McQueen when his hair is styled right and a similar demeanor or presence.
      • 8 Years Ago
      so help me if they computerize anything during the car chase.... Thats what made it classic... And the CHARGER should lose 6 hubcaps during that scene...
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