From our file at the Outpost marked “Is Nothing Sacred?” comes the news that Eastbound & Down duo David Gordon Green and Danny McBride have partnered with the Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Producer Brian Sides of Alaska: The Last Frontier is also on board. What for? Brace yourself.
A TV based reboot of Smokey And The Bandit.
This news comes from The Live Feed via the ever reliable Dark Horizons. Green is also the name in the frame to direct the pilot. It is said to be, brace yourself again, a new take inspired by 1970s and 1980s drive-in movies with their double features. The announcement blurb states the show will be about:
“…exploring the crossroads where humble realities meet those larger-than-life, all in a blast of tailpipe exhaust”.
Green has claimed he grew up with the property and has made all the right noises about remaining faithful to the original Southern-ness of it all. No word yet on whether there will be any explanation as to why anyone would go to that much trouble to get their hands on some Coors.
Universal Content Productions are behind this and no network is yet attached.