Warner Bros. is moving forward on a new installment of The Fugitive, but they have not confirmed or denied that stars of the original 1993 hit, Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones will return. At this time, it is not known if this is a reboot, remake or straight up sequel. Christina Hodson, who wrote the now-in-production drama Shut In starring Naomi Watts, will pen the screenplay.
The Fugitive is viewed as one of the best TV-to-Movie adaptations ever made, based on the original 1963 ABC series that ran for four seasons. The show starred David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, who was accused of killing his wife. He goes on the run, searching for the one-armed man he believes is actually responsible for his wife's murder. The show culminated in a finale that was viewed by nearly half of the population who owned TVs at the time. Harrison Ford starred as Dr. Richard Kimble in the movie, and his tale was resolved in the third act. Tommy Lee Jones, however, playing the marshal that tracked down Kimble, returned as Samuel Gerard in the 1998 follow-up U.S. Marshals, which co-starred Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey Jr.
The Fugitive was one of the biggest movies of the 1990s, and proved to be a huge global hit for Warner Bros, pulling in $369 million worldwide. It went onto be nominated for 4 Oscars including Best Picture. Arnold and Anne Kopelson will are return as producers on The Fugitive revival. Production is expected to start in 2016 with a 2017 release date being eyed.
Harrison Ford is on a roll, reprising iconic roles from his past. While it isn't known if he'll commit to returning as Dr. Richard Kimble, he will be seen back up on the big screen as Han Solo in this Christmas' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He is also set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in the Untitled Blade Runner Project. At this time, it isn't known if he'll play Dr. Henry Jones Jr. one last time in Indiana Jones 5. But even if he doesn't return in this new The Fugitive, Tommy Lee Jones may still come back as Samuel Gerard.