The Hustle & Flow writer-director Craig Brewer has inked a development deal with New Regency to write and direct Mother Trucker.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mother Trucker is based on a Maxim article written by Steven Russell. Peter Jaysen of Moving Pictures AMG and Maxim is producing. Writer Gary Scott Thompson (Knight Rider) is exec producing.
Pegged as an updated take on Smokey and the Bandit, the classic 1977 Burt Reynolds-Jackie Gleason chase movie that spawned two sequels, Mother Trucker is an action comedy about a man who escapes from jail, steels an 18-wheeler and heads across the South to see his dying mother with police on his trail.
No production date has been set.