Warner Bros Now Developing Another Take on 'The Fugitive' Movie
by Alex Billington
May 12, 2015
Another day, another remake. Or this time a reboot. Or whatever the heck it will be. Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros is now in development on a new version of The Fugitive, working with producers Arnold and Anne Kopelson who helped make the first one. The Fugitive movie every knows, the one with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones from 1993, was actually adapted from a TV series from the 1960s. The report mentions it'll be a movie, with Christina Hodson (The Eden Project, Shut In) writing the script, but that's about it as details are sparse on what exactly it is beyond a new take. Maybe they want Harrison Ford back?
Here's some of the best tweets collected regarding the news today - the funniest ones are at the bottom:
The Fugitive Is Running Again at Warner Bros.: Sequel? Remake? Reboot? The details are still hazy.
— LUIGI DELAROSA (@LUIGIDELAROSA) May 12, 2015
So @wbpictures is making another fugitive? Do something original I'm tired of seeing remakes and sequels that took you over 20 years to do.
— The Big Ship (@LoganShipley65) May 12, 2015
The Fugitive reboot better be Harrison Ford chasing Tommy Lee Jones.
— Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) May 12, 2015
You know the best thing about a remake of The Fugitive? The remake of U.S. Marshals that will come soon after.
— Chris Hewitt (@ChrisHewitt) May 12, 2015
Directed by Andrew Davis, The Fugitive was a huge hit for Warner Bros back in 1993, earning $368 million worldwide not to mention seven Oscar nominations (and one win!) including Best Picture. And it brought us the action sequel U.S. Marshals, which is why that joke above is so good. "Kopelson said this would be his 30th film and a return to Warner Bros, where he had his greatest run of success while a tenured producer on the lot." No word on anything else yet, regarding whether Harrison Ford or Tommy Lee Jones will return, nothing except that Arnold and Anne Kopelson are returning to produce and Christina Hodson is writing. We'll have to keep an eye out for updates, but this is one of those projects that we hope goes away quietly.