New ‘The Fugitive’ film in the works

It's not known yet whether Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones will be returning

Warner Bros. is developing a new The Fugitive film with the producers of the 1993 film starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.

Based on the classic 1960s TV series of the same name, The Fugitive starred Ford as a man who escapes from custody and goes on the run after being wrongfully convicted of killing his wife. Jones played the leader of a team of U.S. Marshals sent to track him down, a role which won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

A less successful and critically acclaimed sequel called U.S. Marshals starring Jones, Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey Jr. followed in 1998. The producers of both films, Arnold and Anne Kopelson, are returning for the new The Fugitive film, Deadline reports, but have yet to reveal whether Ford and Jones will be reprising their roles.

The new film is being scripted by up-and-coming screenwriter Christina Hodson, who also penned forthcoming Naomi Watts thriller Shut In, which is set for release in 2016. No director is attached to the project yet.

The original 1960s TV series The Fugitive starred David Janssen and Barry Morse and ran for 120 episodes between 1963 and 1967. Another The Fugitive TV series followed in 2000, with Arnold Kopelson as producer, but it was cancelled after just one season.