You'll find no shortage of TV reboots and revivals this fall. You've got Will & Grace, Dynasty, S.W.A.T., and a new Star Trek on the way, and now we might have to add one more to the list. Starsky & Hutch, the popular 1970's buddy cop series, could be on the verge of getting a TV reboot of its own, and word on the crime-ridden street is some big names are attached to the project. James Gunn, the director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, is reported to be writing the reboot with a possibility to direct.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Television Studios is gearing up for a reboot of the classic 1970's series, Starsky & Hutch. Doubly interesting, though, is the fact that James Gunn is reportedly set to write the script. If all were to go smoothly, there's also a possibility for Gunn to direct the pilot, should there be free space in his busy schedule. As of now, the project is currently just a pitch and there is no script yet. Sony is shopping the project around, with interest brewing among multiple broadcast, cable, and streaming services.
The Starsky & Hutch reboot may also be a Gunn family affair. James Gunn is reportedly writing the script alongside his brother, Brian Gunn, and Cousin, Mark Gunn. All three were named to be executive producers as well, alongside a few names who know something about reboots big and small, Neal Moritz (Prison Break, _the _21 Jump Street films) and Pavun Shetty (New Girl, S.W.A.T.).
But wait! James Gunn might not be quite as involved as it was first reported. Gunn himself took to Twitter to inspire much head-scratching about the project.
Whether or not that tweet refers to James Gunn's specific involvement is unclear, but he promised that more news was coming soon. That would imply he at least knows something about the project, even if he might not necessarily be scripting it.
For those who may not know, Starsky & Hutch was a cop show that ran for four seasons, reaching almost 100 episodes, from 1975-1979. It followed David Starsky and Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson as two Southern California police partners who patrolled the fictional Bay City. The two were known for tearing up the streets in their bright red Ford Gran Torino. A pretty goofy 2004 film version of the show was the first time someone wanted to reboot this concept, with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in the title roles.
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