Image Credit: Everett CollectionWarner Bros. and production company Anonymous Content have acquired the rights to Gregory Mcdonald‘s Fletch novels. The two companies plan to reboot the long dormant comedy-thriller series in collaboration with David List, who manages the literary estate of the late Mcdonald.
This is not the first attempt to revive the franchise, which helped make a movie megastar out of Chevy Chase when he first played investigative reporter I.M. Fletcher in 1985’s Fletch (a sequel, Fletch Lives, followed in 1989). Way back in 1997, Kevin Smith showed an interest in making a third Fletch film, with Chase. Since then, various of directors and stars have, at various times, been attached to the project, including Ben Affleck, Zach Braff, and Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink. You can read the full story of this byzantine saga below.