That darn one-armed man is up to his old tricks! EW has confirmed the news, originally reported by Deadline, that Warner Bros. is developing a new version of The Fugitive, the beloved American action-thriller about a wrongfully accused doctor pursuing a devious three-limbed murderer while being himself pursued by a tough-as-nails, no-nonsense lawman.
Originally one of the biggest TV hits of the 1960s, The Fugitive became one of the biggest movie hits of the ’90s: The 1993 adaptation earned $369 million globally, which was a lot of money when big action movies cost less than $50 million to make. (It also earned Tommy Lee Jones a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and a spinoff, U.S. Marshals, one of the last moments in recorded history when Robert Downey Jr. could out-crazy Wesley Snipes.) Arnold and Anne Kopelson produced the 1993 film and will produce the new movie for Warner Bros.
There’s no official word on whether the new Fugitive is a complete remake, or if it will somehow involve Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones—two actors with a few sequels on their resumé. Fingers crossed it’s an all-female Fugitive with Rose Byrne as the doctor and Viola Davis as the cop.