The 1987 classic “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”, which starred Steve Martin and John Candy, is being remade with Will Smith and Kevin Hart in the main roles. Paramount Pictures will be developing the film. Aeysha Carr will write the script.
The original starred Martin and Candy as a mismatched duo forced to become bunkmates and traveling partners in a desperate attempt to get home to loved ones for Thanksgiving after their flights are canceled. A slew of holiday travel disasters follow, and they mix like water and oil.
The movie isn’t just funny, but heartwarming, as John Hughes directed it. Let’s hope the same joy can be brought to a remake.
Per Deadline, Hart and Smith produce with Westbrook Studios Co-President and Head of Motion Pictures Jon Mone and Hartbeat’s President of Film and Television Bryan Smiley.