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‘Observe & Report’ Director Jody Hill Lines Up Peckinpah-Influenced Potential ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Reboot

Written by on May 2, 2012 

After directing one of the most brilliant, divisive dark comedies in the last few years with Observe & Report, we’ve been patiently waiting for the next film from Jody Hill. With Eastbound & Down taking up his time, the show is over for now and we’ve got news on what he is circling next.

THR reports that Hill is looking to re-team with Warner Bros. for an action film set in the 1970s and influenced by the violent, stylistic and uncompromising nature of Sam Peckinpah’s work, which includes The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs. The twist? It could actually end up being a reboot of of the 70s-80s TV show Dukes of Hazzard. As the film follows an outlaw duo, no other plot details have been revealed, but this choice on whether or not to actually use the Hazzard name will come when Hill finishes the script.

I’d have to imagine he’d want to know that sort of thing going in, but this is Hollywood. Plus, I’d much rather see Hill take a loose interpretation of the original show, as we already saw a modern update that didn’t work out so well. Nonetheless, it’s exciting that Hill, one of the most talented people working in comedy today, is set to get back behind the camera in a feature capacity.

Are you excited to see another film from Hill? Would you want it to be a Dukes reboot?

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