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WB rebooting FLETCH; give green light to Akiva Goldsman for feature debut

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 2nd, 2011

Apparently the team over at Warner Bros., while backing films like WATCHMEN and Chris Nolan’s BATMAN trilogy, have suffered from a lapse of judgement, as two shockingly uninteresting projects have just gotten the go ahead.

First, Deadline has revealed that WB and Anonymous Content have picked up the rights to FLETCH, the Gregory McDonald-penned series of novels which ultimately spawned a pair of films starring Chevy Chase.

Steve Golin, Michael Sugar, and David List will produce the reboot, which will be based off of one of the 11 novels in the Fletch series. The studio is looking to spark a franchise with this film, so expect a lot of news to come with regards to this project. Check out more news out of the WB camp after the break.

Finally, WB has given the green light to Akiva Goldsman, who will helm his feature film debut for the studio. Entitled WINTER’S TALE, the film will be based off of the 1983 Mark Helprin novel, and will come after the completion of THE DARK TOWER, which Goldsman is currently penning for Ron Howard. Personally, I really dislike this news, as Goldman is far from a talented writer, and while that doesn’t mean much as a director, it doesn’t bode well.

What do you think?

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