Warner Bros. Finds Director for 'Fugitive' Remake

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Albert Hughes will helm from a script by Brian Tucker.

Warner Bros. has tapped Albert Hughes to remake the 1993 crime drama The Fugitive.

The filmmaker behind Menace II Society and Dead Presidents will direct from a script by Brian Tucker.

The original movie starred Harrison Ford as Dr. Richard Kimble, who is unjustly accused of murdering his wife and must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal, played by Tommy Lee Jones.

Directed by Andrew Davis, The Fugitive was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture, with Jones winning for best supporting actor.

Erik Feig will produce the feature remake.

Jeffery Katzenberg's Quibi is also working on an updated take on The Fugitive starring Boyd Holbrook and Kiefer Sutherland. 

Hughes, who last helmed the family adventure Alpha, is repped by CAA and Bloom Hergott.