EXCLUSIVE: It was the 1978 Clint Eastwood comedy that everyone loved to hate and hated to love, but it ended up making $95M and spawned a sequel. Now Every Which Way but Loose is being remade, and James Fargo, who directed the first film, and is now producing. He just tapped Anthony G. Cohen to direct.

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Cohen wrote, produced and directed last year’s The Sex Trip last year, a comedy whose cast the younger brothers of Tom Hanks, Sylvester Stallone and Costas Mandylor (Jim, Frank, and Louis, respectively). The story followed a relentless womanizer who wakes up one day to find himself as a woman.

Every Which Way but Loose follows the adventures of a truck driver and bare-knuckle brawler who has a pet orangutan named Clyde and the messes they find themselves in (yes, it even included a scene with modern-day Nazis).

“I have been interviewing directors for over a year and as soon as I watched Cohen’s film The Sex Trip … I knew instantly he was the right director for this picture,” Fargo said in a statement to Deadline. “I was very impressed with his film and his directing style.”

Filming is set to begin in late spring.