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.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
Tester on May 12, 2015
Unless it has Tommy Lee Jones in it I'm not watching this movie.
flamenx01 on May 12, 2015
Maybe Liam Neeson can use his special set of skills to track down a movie producer falsely accused of having an original idea!!
theslayer5150 on May 12, 2015
Are they going to start remaking trailers now?
cuckoozey on May 12, 2015
i can rewatch the '93 film endlessly. it's taught, well scripted and well acted. Jones is of course great but it's also one of Ford's better roles. it stands up to repeated viewings and is still as good today as when it was first released. so this is definitely one to file in the pointless pile.
son_et_lumiere on May 12, 2015
Damn I love that movie. Couldn't give 2 shits about this, but damn I love that movie.
grimjob on May 12, 2015
Hey man, chill! It was like not me...it was just some dude with one arm...
DAVIDPD on May 12, 2015
No. Stop it.
Quanah on May 12, 2015
It turns out that it was a different one-armed man....
TheOct8pus on May 13, 2015
One of my favorite movie lines: Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard: Alright, listen up, people. Our fugitive has been on the run for ninety minutes. Average foot speed over uneven ground barring injuries is 4 miles-per-hour. That gives us a radius of six miles. What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area. Checkpoints go up at fifteen miles. Your fugitive's name is Dr. Richard Kimble. Go get him. This new movie will be found in the outhouse...
TXSteadyEddie on May 13, 2015
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