A remake of the Roy Scheider-led 1983 action thriller “Blue Thunder” is in the works with Dana Brunetti (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) set to produce for Sony Pictures.
The original film starred the “Jaws” actor as the pilot of an experimental helicopter being used by the LAPD to help control crowds during the 1984 Olympics. Not that well received as a film, it nevertheless has scored a cult following in subsequent years.
Marvel exec and screenwriter Craig Kyle will handle the script for the new version which is expected to focus on a drone rather than a chopper. One of the original film’s themes was that of police force militarization, something which seems very timely considering recent events.
Source: Heat Vision