Just eight years after Universal Pictures brought Miami Vice to the big screen, the studio is currently developing yet another reboot, and is currently seeking screenwriters for the project. The news comes from Latino Review's El Mayimbe, although no further details are given. It isn't known if Michael Mann, who directed the 2006 remake and served as an executive producer on the original Miami Vice TV series, will be involved with this new take.
The 2006 Miami Vice remake only took in $63 million domestic during its theatrical run, but earned $163.5 million worldwide, from a $135 million budget. Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx starred as Crockett and Tubbs, originally played by Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas in the TV series, which ran from 1984 to 1990. It remains to be seen how this version will be different (or similar) to the previous two incarnations, or how long this may take to get off the ground, if it ever happens at all.
Do you think the time is right for a Miami Vice reboot? If so, who should be cast as Crockett and Tubbs? Or do you think we should stop rebooting the reboots every 10 years or so? Chime in with your thoughts, and check out El Mayimbe's tweet below.
LIL' TWITTER SCOOP: Universal is rebooting MIAMI VICE & are out to writers for takes. Thoughts?— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 11, 2014