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Fletch remake finds a new home and Jason Sudeikis is still favourite for the lead…

April 16th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Well it seems that the Fletch remake may finally have found a new home.

The movie, a remake of the the classic 1985 Chevy chase comedy/thriller, has been sitting at Universal, then Warners for years with actors like scrubs’ Zach Braff attached and then Kevin Smith famously tried to get it restarted with Jason Lee in the lead role (this had us all so excited at the time) but everything fell through, in no small part because of Chevy Chase being very awkward – read that all here – but now it seems like it may actually happen.

Horrible Bosses and We’re the Millers star Jason Sudeikis is still attached (he’s been in the loop for a while now) and the movie, based on Gregory McDonald’s first Fletch tale, Fletch Won, has found a new home at Relativity Studios after being let go by Warner Bros.

No director is in the frame at the minute, but as fans of Chase, Fletch (books and movies) and Sudeikis, we really hope this happens and can be a franchise.

Though Jason Lee was born for the role. Ah, well…



Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….