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‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Film Making Its Way
LOS ANGELES ( – The General Lee is revving its engine.
The big-screen remake of the ’80s series “Dukes of Hazzard” is patiently waiting in the Warner Bros. wings to see if it will get the green light. “Dukes” follows the adventures of Bo and Luke Duke, who like to drive fast and evade the law, namely the portly and frustrated Boss Hog and his handful of inept lawmen.
John O’Brien, who wrote the project’s first draft, couldn’t divulge many details about the script, but did explain the delay.
“[Warner Bros. is] waiting to see how ‘Starsky & Hutch’ does,” O’Brien tells at a San Fernando Valley bar on Saturday night (Feb. 7).
O’Brien also helped write the “Starsky” screenplay, which is based on the ’70s TV series about another blond and brunette duo who drive fast and engage in shenanigans. The film stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as the titular cops and Snoop Dogg as their informant Huggy Bear.
O’Brien had also talked with “Dukes” fan Ashton Kutcher, but could not confirm any casting. The 25-year-old Kutcher had dressed up as the dark-haired Hazzard County scofflaw for Halloween one year, and has been sniffing around the project ever since.
O’Brien has also written the Jet Li-starring “Cradle 2 the Grave” and did a rewrite of Warner Bros.’ “Catwoman” starring Halle Berry.
The studio is hoping to begin production on “Dukes” later this year. “Starsky” is scheduled to open nationwide on Friday, March 5.