Quibi has released the first trailer for their The Fugitive remake starring Kiefer Sutherland. The actor plays legendary Detective Clay Bryce who is trying to apprehend Mike Ferro, played by Boyd Holbrook. Stephen Hopkins, who previously worked with Sutherland on 24 is a producer on the project and will also serve as an executive producer. From the looks of things, Sutherland is going back to his action roots. The 1993 movie is based on a TV series from the 1960s, so everything is coming back full circle.
The Fugitive story takes place as a bomb rips through the Los Angeles subway train. Blue-collar Mike Ferro (Boyd Holbrook) just wants to make sure his wife, Allison, and 10-year-old daughter, Pearl, are safe. But the faulty evidence on the ground and 'tweet-now, confirm-later' journalism paint a nightmarish picture: it looks to all the world that Mike was responsible for the heinous act. Wrongfully-and very publicly-accused, Mike must prove his innocence by uncovering the real perpetrator, before the legendary cop (Kiefer Sutherland as Detective Clay Bryce) heading the investigation can apprehend him. With the city in a state of panic and misinformation traveling at the speed of social media, Mike's life and family hang in the balance as he becomes.
Quibi's trailer for The Fugitive comes right before the Super Bowl and should put some extra eyes on the new platform and the series, even though the trailer won't be played during the big game. With that being said, the trailer is action packed and teases what the show has to offer. Everything looks high-paced, which makes one wonder how the series will be laid out, since the action seems like a lot to keep up for a lengthy amount of time.
Quibi is attempting to separate itself from Netflix and other streaming services is by emphasizing on short-form storytelling. However, that comes with a bit more of a change to the entertainment industry as it's specifically intended to be viewed on mobile devices. With that being said, it will be interesting to see how the story is able to be told in these little chunks over a longer amount of time. As for the production values, Quibi has made sure that it's new series will be able to stand up to the rest of the streaming giant original content. Will the new platform take hold? We'll just have to wait and see.
Harrison Ford played the equivalent to Boyd Holbrook's central character in 1993's The Fugitive. Kiefer Sutherland is taking on the part based on the role Tommy Lee Jones played. The new Quibi series comes from Warner Bros. Television, whose big screen arm produced the original movie, along with Thunder Road Films and 3 Arts Entertainment. Nick Santora is wrote the new series and is on board to executive produce alongside Basil Iwanyk, Tom Lassally, and Albert Torres. You can check out The Fugitive trailer above, thanks to the Quibi YouTube channel.