Brad Pitt Starring in Bullitt Remake?
This is one big rumor, but I'm intrigued by it enough to bring it to all of you. The movie website Monsters & Critics posted a scoop from an inside source that said Brad Pitt would be starring as Lt. Frank Bullitt in a remake of the 1968 classic Bullitt. The original film focused on the tough detective as he hunted down a hitman who killed his fellow officers.
The source claims that the project has been in development since 2003, but hasn't been greenlit by the studio until now, with no further details (including producers, writers, a studio or anything). There's not even a real establishment of the announcement, including how Pitt became involved in it, besides a flimsy statement.
"Brad shares a lot of the same passions as Steve McQueen - including a love of motorbikes and fast cars - so it was a dream role for him."
That's the only statement the source made, which leads us to believe it's a very flimsy rumor drummed up by some Brad Pitt fans. However, as always, we'll keep you updated on the official news.
Either way, I'd love to see a remake of Bullitt personally. Ever since I saw it a few years back and was vastly unimpressed by the so-called best car chase in film history or even the story itself, I'm sure a remake could bring out the better elements, like a rehash of the one-and-only Steve McQueen.