Craig Brewer directing Mother Trucker

Smokey And The Bandit for the Wii generation

Hustle & Flow writer-director Craig Brewer has signed on to direct Mother Trucker for New Regency.

Based on a Maxim article penned by Steven Russell, the movie will see a a man who escapes from prison, nicks an 18-wheel truck and heads out across the Southern US to see his dying mother.

The Hollywood Reporter has it tagged as an updated version of Smokey And The Bandit, with police on our hero’s tail at every turn.

$5 Cover

It’s not his only project right now – Brewer also has $5 Cover, an unscripted music web series for MTV New Media.

Question: Would you ever want to see a remake of Smokey And The Bandit

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]