Fletch Lives (Again)!

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Fletch Lives (Again)!

Postby J.M. Vargas » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:53 am

WARNER WILL REBOOT FLETCH SERIES using the Gregory McDonald books as source. Didn't the big-screen adaptation of "Get Smart" already cover this type of comedy-action caper genre though?
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Re: Fletch Lives (Again)!

Postby Dan Mancini » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:06 am

There is little similarity between Get Smart and the Fletch series. The former is farce. The latter is mystery-comedy in the vein of the Thin Man flicks.
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Re: Fletch Lives (Again)!

Postby Michael Stailey » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:19 am

The books are quite good and ripe for screenplay adaptation... if handled well. The first two films were tailored to Chevy's comedic talents, and not truly representative of McDonald's character.
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Re: Fletch Lives (Again)!

Postby sb5 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:26 pm

Given the long, tortured history of attempting to get a new Fletch series started (well documented in this Entertainment weekly article, I'm not holding my breath.

Thankfully, we were spared a Brett Ratner-Chris Tucker version of Fletch.
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Re: Fletch Lives (Again)!

Postby the5thghostbuster » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:01 pm

You know, I keep meaning to read these books, and keep forgetting to do so.
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Re: Fletch Lives (Again)!

Postby HGervais » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:42 pm

The Fletch books are a lot of fun and ripe for a more faithful adaptation. I'd still love to see quality film versions of almost any of the Travis McGee novels by John D. MacDonald before that though. For me MacDonald is right up there with Raymond Chandler.
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