This project has been in development since April 2012, when Vince Vaughn became attached to star. Chuck Hogan will rewrite the original draft by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Rounders), adapted from The Rockford Files TV series, which ran from 1974 to 1980.
James Garner starred as private detective James Rockford in the series, which was created by Stephen J. Cannell and Roy Huggins. The show followed the adventures of this ex-con turned private eye, who worked out of his mobile home in Malibu and had a penchant for talking his way out of troublesome situations. No story details were given for this new theatrical version.
Vince Vaughn and Victoria Vaughn are producing through their Wild West Picture Show Productions company, which is based at Universal. No production schedule was given. Chuck Hogan also wrote the novel Prince of Thieves, which was was adapted into the 2010 crime thriller The Town.