It has been over twenty years since Dr. Richard Kimble went on the run in “The Fugitive,” the terrific blockbuster thriller nominated for seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture; Tommy Lee Jones won for Best Supporting Actor). But of course, it’s time to refresh the property, and that’s just what Warner Bros. is going to do.
Deadline reports that the studio is developing a “new installment,” though it’s unclear what that means. A sequel? A reboot? The studio isn’t even saying whether or not Harrison Ford or Tommy Lee Jones will be involved (though I’m not sure what scenario would find Ford’s character on the run again). Of course, there already was a sequel of sorts, 1998’s “U.S. Marshalls” which focused on Jones’ character, and which obviously paled in comparison to its predecessor. Christina Hodson, who penned the currently filming Naomi Watts thriller “Shut In,” will write the script.
Anyway, in the immortal words of Samuel Gerard, my feelings on this new ‘Fugitive’ are as follows: “I don’t care.”