News - May 13, 2015

Warner Brothers orders a sequel to The Fugitive
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Warner Brothers orders a sequel to The Fugitive

Warner Brothers is planning a sequel to iconic action thriller The Fugitive

Deadline reports that the studio has commissioned Shut In writer Christina Dodson to pen the script and has enlisted Arnold and Anne Kopelson to produce it. It is set to go into production in early 2016.

There is currently no word on whether Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones will return or whether the franchise will be rebooted with a brand new cast. 

The Fugitive was released back in 1993 and netted over $350 million in box office receipts. It also earned Tommy Lee Jones an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

The movie was based on the successful 1960s TV show, which ran for four series. It followed Dr Richard Kimble (Ford), who is wrongfully convicted for the murder of his wife, escapes from custody and sets out to prove his innocence. All the while he's on the run, he is pursued relentlessly by a team of US Marshals, who are led by Deputy Samuel Gerard (played by Jones). 

US Marshals, a sequel which did not feature Ford, was released in 1998, but was not a box office hit. 

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