Dr. Richard Kimble is going back on the run. According to a story this morning at Deadline, Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a new big screen take on The Fugitive. WB’s specific plans for the new film are currently a mystery, however, and it is unclear whether or not the studio is planning a total reboot based on the original 1960s television series or if the new film will serve as a sequel to director Andrew Davis’ 1993 feature film.
Created by Roy Huggins, “The Fugitive” ran for 120 episodes on ABC between 1963 and 1967. The series was subsequently turned into a feature film starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. Jones won an Academy Award for his performance as Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard and, in 1998, received his own spinoff, director Stuart Baird’s U.S. Marshals. Both films collectively grossed more than $470 million at the worldwide box office.
Christina Hodson (upcoming Shut In) will provide the screenplay for the new film, which will also see Arnold and Anne Kopelson returning to produce.
Although it’s been more than two decades since he played Kimble, Ford is lately no stranger to franchise sequels. He’s set to reprise his role as Han Solo for the first time in 30 years in this December’s much anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens and he’s also set to return for a Blade Runner sequel, also in development through WB.