The Fugitive has always had a good run, first as an incredibly popular TV series back in the 1960’s, and secondly as the successful 1993 movie starring Harrison Ford that most of us are probably far more familiar with (seeing as we were actually alive back then).
Ford starred as Dr. Richard Kimble who, after being wrongly convicted for the murder of his wife, escaped from custody and went on the run seeking to prove his innocence and finding those truly responsible for the crime. It was a cat-and-mouse game between Kimble, the killers, and the team of U.S. Marshals him lead by Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) tracking him as Kimble raced to find the killers before being rearrested. Jones won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the movie and it lead to a spin-off movie in 1998, U.S. Marshals, with Jones reprising the role as he and his team tracked another fugitive.
Now Deadline are reporting that Warner Bros has put a new installment of The Fugitive into development. Christina Hodson, whose first script Shut In is currently being filmed, has been tapped to write the script but there’s no word yet if this will be a remake, a reboot, or some kind of sequel (a rebooquel!). Anne and Arnold Kopelson, who worked as producers on the 1993 movie, have also joined the project in the same capacity. No director has been mentioned, nor is there any indication whether Harrison Ford or Tommy Lee Jones will return to reprise their earlier roles in some form.
This is one property I’m happy to see making a return to the big screen, but it has big shoes to fill – The Fugitive is a great movie that still holds up very well today. What do you think?
Last Updated: May 14, 2015