Albert Hughes to Direct The Fugitive Remake

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Last week it was announced that Harrison Ford would lead a TV adaptation of the true crime documentary series The Staircase, which for obvious reasons recalled another famous role in which he played a man accused of killing his wife. The Fugitive was a huge hit back in 1993 (the second highest-grossing movie of the year, in fact) and found Ford playing Dr. Richard Kimble, a surgeon on the run from the law while he tried to find his wife’s true killer. It was directed by Andrew Davis and co-starred Tommy Lee Jones but now over 25 years later, a rumoured reboot finally moving forward. Strangely, this is actually the second adaptation of The Fugitive currently in the works in Hollywood, the other of which will be a short form TV series. Hit the jump for more info.

According to Deadline, Albert Hughes (Alpha) will direct a new version of The Fugitive for Warner Brothers. Brian Tucker (Broken City) is writing the script and Erik Feig will produce. The project was originally announced back in 2015 with Christine Hodson (Bumblebee) penning the script at the time but it is not clear if that anything from that incarnation has survived.

Hughes’ remake will also have to compete with a new adaptation of The Fugitive that is happening over at Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg’s short-form streaming service startup. The Quibi version will star Kiefer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook and will revolve around a man accused of blowing up an L.A. subway station with social media being used to track and frame the story. No word yet on who might star in the big screen reboot. Are you looking forward to either of these new takes on The Fugitive?

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  • Jonny Ashley

    big couple of weeks for harfo news

  • Lori Cerny

    I know I’ve watched a couple Hughes’ films, but they weren’t memorable. Everyone needs a paycheck, though.