Truck Turner: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Queen Latifah is driving a remake of Truck Turner to the big screen for MGM.

The Oscar-nominated actress -- who is onscreen in the No. 1 film, MGM's "Barbershop 2" -- is producing the remake, which Chris Frisina has just been hired to write for the studio and Queen Latifah's production company Flavor Unit Films.

The original 1974 film, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, found Isaac Hayes in the title role starring as a bounty hunter hired to kill a man named Gator. Once the job is done, Gator's girlfriend puts a hit out on Truck, who is then forced to elude the hit and escape the nasty gang. Yaphet Kotto, Paul Harris, Annazette Chase and Sam Lewis also star.

Brian B.