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Old 05-12-15, 02:33 PM
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The Fugitive 2 in development at Warner Bros.

http://deadline.com/2015/05/the-fugi...on-1201425222/


EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has put into development a new installment of The Fugitive, one of those rare times that Hollywood took a well-executed TV series and turned it into an even more exhilarating feature film. The studio has set Christina Hodson — whose The Eden Project was bought at auction by Sony, and whose script Shut In is completing shooting with Naomi Watts for EuropaCorp — to write it. Arnold and Anne Kopelson are returning as producers, but they would not say if Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones will be coming back for an encore. Jones won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the 1993 film, and Ford has signed on to reprise in new installments of both Star Wars and Blade Runner.

Worldwide production president Greg Silverman is backing this one, and the hope is to be in production by early 2016. The series starred David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, a surgeon accused of murdering his wife. He goes on the run to clear his name, leaving clues for a Les Miserables-like dogged cop about a one-armed man Kimble said he struggled with during his wife’s killing. The four-season series run on ABC culminated in a finale that was viewed by nearly half the population with TV sets at the time. That was a hard act to follow, but the Andrew Davis-directed movie was a huge global hit for Warner Bros, one of its biggest of the 1990s with a $369 million worldwide gross, with memorable large-scale action scenes on a $40 million budget. It was nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture. Jones stayed on for a sequel, U.S. Marshals, which featured a manhunt involving Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey Jr.

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. The Kopelsons have been busy turning another of his Warner Bros hits, Devil’s Advocate, into a TV series, partnered with John Wells Productions and Warner Horizon. Courtenay Valenti will shepherd The Fugitive with Jon Berg and Chantal Nong.

“I was very fortunate to have had the greatest experience of my career at the studio when I produced so many movies there,” Kopelson told Deadline about his Warner Bros return. “It’s like coming home.”

Hodson is repped by CAA and Kaplan/Perrone.

Who wants to bet it's going to be a female version?
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I love the film but it doesn't need a sequel. U.S. Marshals worked only because it was more of a spinoff film than a true sequel.
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Harrison Ford on the run... to the toilet?
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Re: The Fugitive 2 in development at Warner Bros.

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Who wants to bet it's going to be a female version?
Starring Melissa McCarthy no doubt.
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Re: The Fugitive 2 in development at Warner Bros.

WB: We are making a new Fugitive movie.

Me: I don't care.
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Originally Posted by stvn1974 View Post
WB: We are making a new Fugitive movie.

Me: I don't care.
WB: What if the fugitive was Batman?
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is Tim Olyphant the marshal?
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I love the film but it doesn't need a sequel. U.S. Marshals worked only because it was more of a spinoff film than a true sequel.
Except that it DIDN'T work. It was nothing more than a cash-grab...as this reboot will be as well.
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Starring Melissa McCarthy no doubt.
I was just thinking the same thing...this time Dr. Kimble and Gerard are WOMEN. Don't be shocked if that's what Warners does.
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A woman-on-the-lam would be cool ... But please please please keep Feig/McCarthy far, far away from this.
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Man being a movie exec must be tough these days, the eternal struggle of whether they should do a sequel or just remake it.
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I vote Michael Fassbender for the fugitive role. I could see Bradley Cooper in the role as well.
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A new version with Adam Sandler & Kevin James, now that would be something.
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Jon Hamm and Jon Slattery should be free for awhile. Each can play either
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I vote Michael Fassbender for the fugitive role. I could see Bradley Cooper in the role as well.
Or Fassbender as the Fugitive, and Cooper as the sniper US Marshal.
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Re: The Fugitive 2 in development at Warner Bros.

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Starring Melissa McCarthy no doubt.
Melissa McCarthy is The Fudgitive.
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Bets money Liam Neeson will be in this.
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Bets money Liam Neeson will be in this.
Which means they'll be remaking Taken 3 instead of The Fugtive.
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Except that it DIDN'T work. It was nothing more than a cash-grab...as this reboot will be as well.
It wasn't nearly as good as The Fugitive but I didn't mind it. I get the feeling though that if a sequel is being done that neither Harrison Ford or Tommy Lee Jones will star in it, and frankly I'm not sure I'd want to see them back anyways. Especially given how Kimble's story was resolved at the end of the original film I don't see a reason to bring him back other than a cash grab.
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Re: The Fugitive 2 in development at Warner Bros.

I liked US Marshals
It wasn't as good as The Fugitive but it was a fun action movie. Though I haven't seen it since its initial release so maybe it doesn't hold up at all.
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It's been on a lot on TV. It's a serviceable action movie but highly contrived.
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The Fugitive
U.S. Marshals
The Fugitive 2: Kimble
Kimble 3
Kimble (with a director's cut retitled Richard Kimble)
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Saw Fugitive the other day it holds up amazingly well. Not sure where they would go with a sequel. I guess sort of a fresh but somewhat parallel story could work. Hollywood needs to remake crappy movies that had potential to be good, not great movies.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
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Who wants to bet it's going to be a female version?
They already made that movie. It was called Double Jeopardy, also starring Tommy Lee Jones.

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Re: The Fugitive 2 in development at Warner Bros.

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
I liked US Marshals
It wasn't as good as The Fugitive but it was a fun action movie. Though I haven't seen it since its initial release so maybe it doesn't hold up at all.
No, it's fairly good and holds up reasonably well. It's a fun action movie.

I just don't see what the point is to have a Fugitive 2. Kimble has already been exonerated, he's an old man now so he isn't exactly going to be accused of a murder he didn't commit again, and even if he were he's too old to be running around trying to escape again. So it would have to be a new Fugitive.

A reboot would make more sense, but then why callit Fugitive 2?? U.S. Marshals 2 would make more sense...

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