The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog is reporting that Warner Brothers are looking to reboot the Fletch franchise. The series of books, written by Gregory McDonald, spawned two movies Fletch and Fletch Lives starring Chevy Chase back in the 1980’s, and for years the series was set to be rebooted, at one point with Kevin Smith attached to direct and My Name Is Earl star Jason Lee to star. Bill Lawrence was also set to direct with Zach Braff starring, but again, that didn;t happen either.
From the WikiPedia: In the first novel, Fletch is working as a reporter. Over the course of the series, however, he acquires a moderate fortune and becomes a globetrotter perpetually working on a biography of fictional artist Edgar Arthur Tharp, Jr. He tends to stumble upon mysteries, often to be suspected of crimes by the police, and to win through depending heavily on his wits.
The original novel spawned eleven sequels, but there is no word as to which the WB will adapt.
I remember owning the original VHS of the first movie. Kinda liked Chevy Chase. So, who could play Fletch in a new movie, or indeed series of movies for the studio? How about Zach Galifianakis?
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