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'Starsky and Hutch' Reboot Revs Up Over at Sony

'Starsky and Hutch' Reboot Revs Up Over at Sony

David Soul as Ken Hutchinson and Paul Michael Glaser as David Starsky in 'Starsky and Hutch.' (Wikimedia Commons)

By    |   Friday, 25 August 2017 12:22 PM

A “Starsky and Hutch” reboot is in the making over at Sony and it sounds like everyone is in place, except Hutch and Starsky. Casting either hasn't started or been leaked yet.

The project will be spearheaded by “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn who will be writing and directing the revived buddy cop series.

Deadline said the forthcoming series, which has been described as “a character driven one-hour procedural,” will see James Gunn team up with his brother, Brian Gunn and cousin, Mark Gunn to write the screenplay.

The trio will work alongside executive producer Neal Moritz and Pavun Shetty.

The original “Starsky and Hutch” ran for 92 episodes between 1975 and 1979.

Summarizing the plotline, TV Tropes recalled how the series followed two plainclothes police officers patrolling the Bay City.

The streetwise Brooklyn native, David Starsky, and the quiet, intellectual Minnesotan, Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson, took on thugs, drug dealers and thieves in their red Ford Gran Torino.

Sony TV owns the television rights to the series, while Warner Bros own the film rights to “Starsky & Hutch” after releasing a feature remake film, based on the original series in 2004.

The Hollywood Reporter said work on the revived “Starsky and Hutch” began last year but key role players were only now pitching it to potential bidders.

“Starsky and Hutch” is the latest in a line of popular TV series reboots to be aired in recent years, including “Twin Peaks", “Will and Grace” and “Full House.”

Vogue chief critic Sarah Mower said the reason production houses were reviving old series and films was down to a simple math equation.

“All you do is take today’s date, 2015, and subtract 25 (the age of today’s rising designers),” she said.

“The result: 1990, of course!”

Mower said viewers were similar to fashion designers in that they “reminisce about their hazily remembered childhoods and tend to draw inspiration from that time in their lives.”

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