From the rumor mill at the Hollywood Reporter, we’re told that there’s a secretive Warner Bros action-film project taking place somewhere in the South.
The story takes place in the 1970’s, and features two young men on the wrong side of the law.
The last time we got excited about a Dukes movie, however, we were handed something that was an over-long parody. Good as the chase scenes were in The Dukes of Hazzard 2005 movie, it was a far cry from what many long-time fans had hoped for. This was followed up by a watered-down version of more of the same, in the TV movie, “The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning.” After a single TV airing, “The Beginning” was in the DVD bargain bin at Walmart.
Which brings us to wonder, “what next?”
There is optimism in the fact that writer-director Jody Hill was born in North Carolina in 1976. He’s from the South. He’s just old enough to have watched the original series during the CBS run of 1979-1985, during that critical impressionable age. Maybe, just maybe, Warner Bros is putting together a new Dukes of Hazzard movie project that is more true to the original series, and they’ve got the right guy at the helm.
We don’t even know if this is really a Dukes movie at all – or just something that borrows heavily from it. As soon as we know more, we’ll pass it on! Meantime, visit our Forums to see fan reaction and share your thoughts!