Friday, February 4, 2011

Fletch Lives

Fletch lives. Then he doesn't live. Then he lives again. Right now he's at the "live again" stage.

Heat Vision is reporting that the franchise -- known to most of us for Chevy Chase's big-screen interpretation -- is on the move again in Hollywood. Warner Bros. has "preemptively" picked up the movie rights to the Gregory Mcdonald novels featuring the sleuthing character. 

A Fletch reboot has been discussed before. After Chase made Fletch in 1985 and Fletch Lives in 1989, Miramax attempted to revive the character for years. Kevin Smith was attached for a time, but the project never went anywhere despite everyone from Ben Affleck to Jason Lee being considered for the role. Or maybe because of?

The Warners version has no writer or director signed on yet, but the studio is "aiming for a reimagining, not a remake, and hope to make a smart action comedy that plays out on a bigger canvas than the previous movies." 

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