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Warner Bros. May Bring Back 'The Fugitive' in Film Reboot

May 12, 2015

Harrison Ford in 1993's "The Fugitive" (Photo by Warner Bros.)

 

LOS ANGELES - Warner Bros. is putting "The Fugitive" in development as a feature film reboot, Deadline is reporting today.

 

Veteran writer Christina Hodson, whose feature film script "The Shut In," is completing production, starring Naomi Watts, is set to write the screenplay. Arnold and Anne Kopelson, who produced the original 1993 feature film with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, are also returning as producers. No word yet whether Ford or Jones will return as well.

 

Jones earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the acclaimed film.

 

The film was based on the 1963-67 television series starring the late David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, a surgeon accused of murdering his wife and who is on the run to clear his name and find the true killer.

 

The original film grossed $369 million worldwide, proving to be a major hit for Warner Bros., also earning it four Oscar nominations, including Best Film and spawning a sequel, "U.S. Marshals."

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