Thus, Guy Ritchie is looking to make the film in Europe with Brad Pitt, which we knew, and it may be financed by General Motors, which we didn't. It's a perfect fit for General Motors, which can basically just go "look, here's another new car we have!" for 100 minutes. With Brad Pitt driving it. In Europe. Tough to beat that.
Sure, it's a long car commercial. But cars are awesome. Particularly when they're going fast and driven by movie stars.
By the way, just to remind you: Check out the massive list of people who showed up in the two "Cannonball Run" films: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra (in their final film roles, depressingly), Sammy Davis, Jr., Roger Moore, Bert Convy, Terry Bradshaw, Mel Tillis, Jamie Farr (as an Arab!), Peter Fonda (as Easy Rider!), Jackie Chan (as himself!), Telly Savalas, Ricardo Maltalban, Marilu Henner, Shirley MacLaine, Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Jim Nabors, Joe Theismann, Tony Danza, Abe Vigoda and of course Charles Nelson Reilly. Sweet heavens. If they remake this, there are going to be at least two Kardashians.