Warners Plans “The Fugitive” Sequel/Reboot?

Warner Bros. Pictures has begun development of a new installment of “The Fugitive”. Christina Hodson (“Shut In,” “The Eden Project”) will pen the script whilst Arnold and Anne Kopelson are returning as producers says Deadline.

The property started as a 1960s TV series about Dr. Richard Kimble, a surgeon accused of murdering his wife. He goes on the run to clear his name, leaving clues for a dogged cop about a one-armed man Kimble struggled with during his wife’s killing.

The show ran for four seasons and was very popular at the time. In 1993 the property was turned into a highly acclaimed and successful feature film which Andrew Davis directed. Harrison Ford took on the role of Kimble, while Tommy Lee Jones won an Oscar for his role as the U.S. marshal on the hunt for him.

This report does not make clear if this is a sequel or a reboot of the franchise, but does suggest in the wording it surprisingly might be the former and that it’s not clear if Ford or Jones would come back for the film.