General Motors may not be handing over cold-hard cash to fund a remake of Cannonball Run after all. Detroit News DC Bureau Chief David Shepardson announced via Twitter that GM has denied the rumors, saying that there isn't even a script to go with the speculation. Those words came from Tom Henderson with GM communications.
Buzz that GM would step past the typical product placement role and into full-blown financial support of a film hit the wires late Tuesday evening. A report from New York Magazine indicated that Guy Ritchie may be helming the project with Brad Pitt serving as the lead talent. Of course, that same report also mentioned Ben Stiller as a possible star as well. Those sound like two very, very different movies.

While we're fine with a remake of Cannonball Run, we're a little apprehensive about what could amount to a two-hour long advertisement for GM metal. No one likes watching a movie where every main vehicle is from one brand or another, especially when the film specifically focuses on an illicit race. Who wants to see a Spark square off against an Equinox?


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      Mike Pulsifer
      • 3 Years Ago
      "we're a little apprehensive about what could amount to a two-hour long advertisement for GM metal." I assume you feel the same about "Transformers?"
        lasertekk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mike Pulsifer
        Transformers had what's her name for eye candy...as long as she didn't speak.
      paulinator66
      • 3 Years Ago
      The original Cannonball Run had cameos and small parts from a whole bunch of well-known actors. It would be nice if they did the same with this remake.
        You guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @paulinator66
        Especially if they were from the original show.
      budwsr25
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sammy,Dom,Fara, and others have gone to heaven. It just wouldn't be the same without them.
      nattomethane
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jackie Chan on his Subaru..kick ass!
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 3 Years Ago
      They are going to need to get a black Aventador for the opening credits.
      xevious
      • 3 Years Ago
      Last thing i wanna see is another 'Transformer esq' homage to GM and there tired efforts in automaking.
      Nathan Loiselle
      • 3 Years Ago
      I refuse to watch this feature film commercial unless it has the Volt!
      theeironbull
      • 3 Years Ago
      Any company dealing in bailouts should be focused on staying afloat, not sponsoring hollywood movies. Although I will admit it did work in transformers........
      Chris
      • 3 Years Ago
      Screw GM, I just want Roger Moore in it!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      You guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      This kind of show can't have a single automotive sponsor. It would be intensely boring. I'd love to see a ZR-1, an LFA, a GT-R, A couple Italians, and a German or three. I have a great premise in mind...
      breakfastburrito
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it! Government sponsored movies! Call it Federal Reserve Entertainmaint.
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