A relaunch of the all-star ‘Cannonball Run’ franchise is in the works over at Warner Bros. with Rawson Thurber (‘Central Intelligence,’ ‘Dodgeball’) in talks to take the director’s chair, Deadline has learned.

Based on real-life races, the 1981 Hal Needham-directed original followed a variety of competitors who participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race, where the eccentric participants are not above playing dirty tricks to win.

The film, which included names like Burt Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Dom DeLuise, and Jackie Chan in its ensemble cast, spawned two sequels, ‘Cannonball Run II’ in 1984 and 1989’s ‘Speed Zone.’

‘Reno 911!’ stars and ‘Night At The Museum’ co-writers Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant are being lined up to handle scripting duties, while Andre Morgan and Alan Gasmer produce.