Jody Hill May Be Working on 'The Dukes of Hazzard' Reboot for Warner Bros. Yeeeee-ha?

Posted 11:00 AM May 3rd, 2012 by Binh Ngo
General Lee

The Hollywood Reporter revealed last night that Jody Hill is writing a screenplay for Warner Bros. that is set in the 1970s South and is about an outlaw duo. The project is currently untitled, but from the description and who's involved, the trade's sources said the project may end up as a reboot of The Dukes of Hazzard.

Hill is also attached to direct the movie as well, but the decision on whether or not to call this project a Dukes of Hazzard reboot will be made after Hill is done with the screenplay. From a marketing perspective, this is a no-brainer since there's already a fan base due to the TV series and the recent 2005 movie starring Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott.

While the 2005 movie is not a huge money maker for Warner Bros., it did bring in over $111 million at the wordwide box office. Unfortunately, the movie didn't play well overseas, earning only $31 million there. Of course, the quality of the movie had a lot to do with its poor box office performance. It was one of the worst reviewed movies in 2005, with a Tomatometer of 13% at Rotten Tomatoes.

Regardless of how bad the 2005 movie was, a reboot of The Dukes of Hazzard is still a good idea since, if done right, there's franchise potential here. If not, there will be another multi-year wait for Warner Bros. to try again.

Jody Hill is best known as the creator of the HBO series Eastbound and Down.

Binh Ngo's Latest Blog Entries:

David Yates is going back to the Harry Potter universe and will direct the first installment of spinoff series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,...
Whatever designs producer Avi Lerner and Sylvester Stallone have for Sigourney Weaver in The ExpendaBelles, the female-led Expendables spinoff, she won't be...
Mark Wahlberg is in talks to board J.C. Chandor's diaster pic Deepwater Horizon, according to Deadline. He would play one the No. 2 manager on the oil drilling...
Fredrik Bond, the Charlie Countryman helmer, has been tapped to direct London Has Fallen, the sequel to 2013's action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen, THR has...
Ant-Man has begun filming in San Francisco, Marvel announces in a press release on Monday. The movie will also film in Atlanta, Georgia, which will serve as...

More The Dukes of Hazzard reboot News


About Binh Ngo

Binh Ngo's picture

Binh previously worked with Senh Duong on as its Editor-in-Chief. They reteam for the sequel which promises more action, more laughs, and more drama.

RSS Feed   Subscribe to RSS Feed