Kiefer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook to star in Quibi’s The Fugitive reboot
According to TVLine, Quibi is in the process of developing a series adaptation of the action thriller The Fugitive with Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook (Logan, Predator) attached to lead the remake. Sutherland is set portray the role of Detective Clay Bryce with Holbrook taking on the role of Mike Ferro.
In The Fugitive reboot, when a bomb rips through the Los Angeles subway train he’s riding on, blue-collar Mike Ferro just wants to make sure his wife, Allison, and 10-year-old daughter, Pearl, are safe. But the faulty evidence on the ground and “tweet-now, confirm-later” journalism paint a nightmarish picture: it looks to all the world that Mike was responsible for the heinous act. Wrongfully — and very publicly — accused, Mike must prove his innocence by uncovering the real perpetrator, before the legendary cop heading the investigation can apprehend him.
The series is created by Nick Santora with Stephen Hopkins serving as the director and executive producer. The 1993 The Fugitive film which starred Harrison Ford was based on Roy Huggins’ 1960s TV series of the same name.
Quibi, which is short for “Quick Bites” is scheduled to have its launch on April 6, 2020, with already more than a billion dollars raised from its investors. It has a number of projects currently in development. Guillermo del Toro, Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwick, Steven Spielberg, Paul Feig, Anna Kendrick, Laurence Fishburne, and Don Cheadle are eight of the many producers and talents who are working hard on the production of the said projects
The streaming service, founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, is set to feature series that run two to four hours in length and are broken down into parts that are no longer than 10 minutes in length.