Two separate remakes of The Fugitive are now in the works – details this way.
Warner Bros has announced that its has a remake of the 1993 action movie The Fugitive, itself a reimagining of a 1963 TV show, in active development.
Albert Hughes, director of Alpha and The Book of Eli has been picked to direct. The 90s version of the property starred Harrison Ford as the titular fugitive, Dr Richard Kimble, hunted down by Tommy Lee Jones’ US Marshall, Samuel Gerard for the murder of Kimble’s wife. The film was very successful and was nominated for a clutch of Oscars, earning Jones the award for Best Supporting Actor.
We covered the film in a podcast episode you can find here.
Interestingly, according to Deadline, the Warner Bros project isn’t the only Fugitive to be hitting the production trail as Quibi, the app-based entertainment company who specialise in short-form programming, aimed especially for mobiles, are also developing a Fugitive project of their own.
Starring The Predator‘s Boyd Holbrook and the mighty Kiefer Sutherland as the hunted and hunter respectively, this remake changes much of the story, including the characters, focusing instead on a man wrongly accused of blowing up a subway station.
With no date set for either yet, we’ll have to wait and see if either movie can ‘capture’ the spirit of the original. More as we have it.
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