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James Gunn and Geoff Johns have a fun twitter chat over Gunn’s Starsky & Hutch remake

August 26th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Last night it broke that Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director James Gunn was working as an executive producer with Sony Television to bring back Starsky and Hutch.

Which is fun news in itself.

The report read: Gunn will write the project along with his brother Brian Gunn and their cousin Mark Gunn. The three Gunns will also executive produce along with Neal Moritz and Pavun Shetty. Moritz will produce through his Sony-based Original Film banner, at which Shetty is the head of TV.

The show would be based on the TV series starring David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser as two detectives in Bay City with the coolest car around.

The series ran from 1975-1979 and was a big hit in the day. It was remade as a movie a few years ago starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson which was an out and out comedy that, frankly, sucked.

However, the series itself quickly became the least important thing about all this because a great little back-and-forth soon kicked off between Gunn – who warned there’s false information online about the remake – and DC’s chief creative officer Geoff Johns on twitter that made us glow a little:

Source: Variety

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….