Screenwriter David Mandel, who is writing the upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator, is in talks to write the Fletch remake for Warner Bros.

Back in February, Warner Bros. acquired the rights to Gregory McDonald's nine-novel series which centered on the quirky journalist Irwin M. Fletcher, who tries to juggle his assignments while dealing with two ex-wives. This project will be more of a re-imagining than a remake, with plans to set this new comedy on a larger canvas than the original Fletch, which was released in 1985 and starred comedy legend Chevy Chase. The sequel, Fletch Lives, was released in 1989.

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Steve Golin and Michael Sugar will produce Fletch alongside David List, the manager of author Gregory McDonald's estate. It isn't known when production will start on Fletch.