Gunn Talks The New “Starsky & Hutch” Tone

Last week came word that Amazon was getting behind “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn’s small screen reboot of 1970s TV series “Starsky and Hutch”.

Amazon has given the project a script-to-series commitment with Gunn’s brother Brian Gunn and cousin Mark Gunn co-writing the script and James Gunn reportedly directing.

Now, in a recent Facebook post discussing the deal with Amazon, Gunn confirmed that the project isn’t either a reboot or remake, in fact it’s a “continuation of the original series that would deconstruct the buddy cop show in a fun way.”

Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul starred in the original ABC series as David Michael Starsky and Kenneth ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, a pair of cops keeping order in the streets of Bay City.

Gunn is very adamant that he doesn’t want to do a spoof like the Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson 2004 film, rather the tone will be “gritty and driven by both characters and high stakes”.

This marks the first TV project of Gunn’s production company Troll Court Entertainment with Neal Moritz and Sony Pictures Television producing.