Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is gearing up for some small screen fun with a Starsky and Hutch Reboot. Sony Pictures Television Studios is currently shopping the project that will see the 1970s cop show return to TV and not surprisingly, there are reportedly quite a few bidders on the project, though Paramount is rumored to have already passed on the project for monetary reasons. The hit 70s show has previously been rebooted in the form of a Hollywood movie starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in 2004 and was a modest box office success, earning $170.2 million dollars worldwide.
The Hollywood Reporter announced that James Gunn is currently on board to write the script and may even direct the project if his busy schedule allows him. Gunn will write the script as a family affair with his brother, Brian Gunn, and cousin, Mark Gunn. The trio will also executive produce the Starsky and Hutch reboot along with Neal Moritz and Pavun Shetty. There currently is no finished script yet, but the show is being described as "a character-driven hour long procedural." James Gunn who is usually pretty chatty on social media has yet to make a comment as of this writing.
Starsky and Hutch originally made its debut in 1975 as a movie of the week on ABC. The show was created by William Binn and produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions and ran from 1975 to 1979 with a total of 92, fifty minute episodes. The show revolved around two Southern California police detectives: David Michael Starsky, who was portrayed by Paul Michael Glasser and Kenneth Richard "Hutch" Hutchinson portrayed by David Soul. The two usually tore up the streets in Starsky's Ford Gran Torino in the fictional Bay City, California. The two were openly affectionate towards each other in a brotherly way, but some in the Hollywood industry assumed that duo were in fact, gay, which was not true.
James Gunn has been busy lately with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which was just released on Blu-ray this week, as well as preparing a script for next installment for the Guardians, which is set to start production in 2018. Gunn recently announced that the third installment of Guardians of the Galaxy will take place after Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, but that was already assumed. What he said next was pretty surprising as he said that the third movie will help to set up the next 10 to 20 years of Marvel movies. Gunn also revealed that the third Guardians movie will be the last version of the Guardians of the Galaxy as we know them.
It looks like James Gunn's schedule is about to be pretty busy for the foreseeable future, which will hopefully see the director helming the Starsky and Hutch television reboot. It's no secret that Gunn is a fan of the 70s, especially with the recently released "Inferno" music video, which is a lighthearted 70s themed good time. It isn't clear at this time whether the show will take place in the 1970s or if it will be retrofit for modern times, but expect more news to drop soon. In the meantime, check out some of Gunn's 70s moves in the "Inferno" music video below.