Fletch will live again! The 1980s comedy that starred Chevy Chase as the title character is getting a reboot. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of this development. Hollywood has been toying with the idea for a while, and it looks like they’re finally going through with it. According to THR, Warner Bros have picked up the rights to the property and they have plans to introduce the Fletch to a new generation.
Fletch and the sequel Fletch Lives, were based on author Gregory McDonald’s mystery novels. The studio, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Michael Sugar as well as David List, the manager of McDonald’s estate plan on working together to produce the film. Currently no writers are on board, but the studio has made it very clear that this will be a reimagining, NOT a remake.
“The 11 mystery books, the first of which was published in 1974, center on a reporter named I.M. Fletcher who juggles writing exposes while avoiding headaches caused by his two ex-wives.” The original film adaptations have earned cult status and contain some of Chase’s most memorable comedic routines.
Who do you think could play the new Fletch? Are you interested in a reboot?