Eight years ago, filmmaker Michael Mann reinvented his iconic 1980s TV series in an unexpected way, delivering a cinematic reboot that had a very different tone and feel. Gone was the flash action, pastel shirts, saxophone warbling and luxury trappings – replaced by a dark, gritty, handheld drug drama.
Now, Latino Review’s El Mayimbe reports that Universal Pictures is currently developing another reboot and is seeking screenwriters for the project.
It is not known if Mann will be involved in the new take. The previous film managed a very disappointing $163.5 million worldwide from a costly $135 million budget. There’s little doubt whomever comes up with a new interpretation of Crockett and Tubbs has to do it in a way that can be done on the cheap.