Craig Brewer, the director of Hustle & Flow and Black Snake Moan is driving in a whole new direction with this third film.
He has signed a development deal with New Regency to write and direct Mother Trucker, based on a Maxim article written by Steven Russell.
Being presented as an updated take on Smokey and the Bandit, the classic 1977 Burt Reynolds-Jackie Gleason chase movie that spawned two sequels, 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.
While seeming to be a different kind of film for the director who has set both his previous films in the South it seems likely that he will manage to incorporate many of the themes that made his first films so successful.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter