First of all, I don’t want to say “reboot”. It doesn’t sit easily with me, not even when we’re talking about a remake of a TV to film adaptation (if that description even fits).
Production Weekly reports via theur Twitter feed that Warner Bros. are looking make another The Fugitive film. There’s no more information in their 140 characters, but the basics are all there. They did the meat up a treat and I’m just pudding some spuds on the platter.
The 90′s Fugitive film was incredibly popular in it’s day but I had a lot of serious issues with it. As for the TV show, I must have seen about six or seven episodes around the time of the film’s launch but they clearly didn’t leave too much of an impression on me, as now my recollections might as well be reflections in a bowl of scummy dishwater.
I think Harrison Ford acquitted himself admirably last time around, but the film was really a starmaker for Tommy Lee Jones. His character received a spin-off, US Marshalls but that was enough to throw the franchise off of the dam. As a result of “The TLJ Effect”, I expect some very big casting for the fugitive’s pursuer in the next version. Josh Brolin, maybe?
As for who would play the title role… I’m taking a wild stab in the dark and assuming they’ll skew younger than Ford. Not Zac Efron young, but not Matthew Perry past it either. Something in the middle.
I’m deliberately not mentioning the 2000 attempt to get things going with a new TV series because I don’t really know anything interesting about it other than that Mykelti Williamson play the pursuant Lietenant. Did you see it? Was it any good?
I think The Fugitive, The Incredible Hulk, Kung Fu and The Littlest Hobo were all, essentially, the same TV show, weren’t they? All that wandering around getting up to mischief. Which reminds me… what became of that proposed Kung Fu movie…?