CBS is jumping on a remake of The Streets of San Francisco, the classic 1970s cop series that starred Michael Douglas and Karl Malden.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, feature writer Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard) and Numb3rs producer Robert Port are writing the script, with Simon West on board to direct the potential pilot.

The remake will keep key elements from the original series: the title, the names of the two main characters and, of course, the backdrop of the City by the Bay. But the main focus is to bring the spirit of the original "Streets" into the new reincarnation, Turner said.

"The times are very similar -- it was the Vietnam War in the 1970s and the Iraq War now," he said. "There is the same sort of tension between generations, and we wanted to carry that to the new series."