In a world filled with re-makes and re-boots we are going to talk about another one. This one though, I am surprised at first how long it has taken to redo and also the way that they have decided to bring it back. This time the television series turned film, The Fugitive is being brought back on the Quibi platform and it’s expected to to have fourteen ten minute episodes for a 140 minute run time. A few days ago, Qubi released a teaser trailer for the series, you can check it out above!
The Fugitive is going to center around a blue collar worker named Mike Ferro, played by Boyd Holbrook, that is at the wrong place and the wrong time when a bomb goes off in a Los Angeles subway train. Unfortunately for him, faulty evidence and faulty news paints him as the one responsible for the terrorist attack. Now Mike Ferro has to prove his innocence by finding the real culprit before the legendary Detective Clay Bryce, played by Kiefer Sutherland, brings him in. With Los Angeles in panic and fake news spreading on television and social media he is forced to become, The Fugitive.
This series is based on a 1960’s television series with the same name that was created by Roy Huggins. Back in 1993 it was turned into an action thriller film that was directed by Andrew Davis and starred Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. In The Fugitive Ford plays Doctor Richard Kimble who was wrongfully convicted for the murder of his wife and unjustly sentenced to death. When he is able to escape custody, he sets out on a mission to find the real killer and clear his name before Deputy Samuel Gerard, played by Jones brings him back in to face the death penalty.
The Fugitive was a critical and commercial success as the third highest grossing film of 1993 domestically. It had seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. Out of those nominations Jones took home the award for Best Supporting Actor. This lead the spin-off film U.S. Marshals where Jones once again played Deputy Gerard.
My biggest problem with this series is that it’s on ANOTHER platform that I would have to get in order to watch it. With the way that it’s being presented to us in ten minute episodes, I am not sure if it will be able to keep my attention. Maybe if it’s released later all together? We’ll have to wait and see.
Are you a fan of the classic film, The Fugitive? If so does this series grab your attention? Let us know in the comment section below!
Quibi’s The Fugitive begins their search for justice (this time probably not the one armed man) April 2020.
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