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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Dukes 2

Wow. They're doing a second Dukes of Hazzard movie.

Here's the wrinkle, though. One of the big buzzwords in Hollywood right now is "original DVD content." That's fancy marketing talk for straight-to-video movies.

The Dukes of Hazzard 2 is going to be straight-to-DVD.

With a budget of $5 million, they figure that it's going to be the most expensive live-action straight-to-DVD movie ever made.

It's going to be directed by Bob Berlinger, a veteran TV director. The only returning member from the theatrical cast is Willie Nelson as Uncle Jessie. Most everyone else is an unknown TV actor. Well, with the exception of veteran character actor Christopher McDonald as Boss Hogg.

It's called The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning. Yup, it's a prequel, showing us the young Dukes and how they first got into trouble with the law.

It'll be hitting DVD shelves early in 2007.

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