One of the seminal comedies of the 1980s, Fletch, followed Chevy Chase as investigative reporter I.M. Fletcher, whose report on the drug-trafficking at the Los Angeles beach front takes a turn when a wealthy businessman (Tim Mattheson) asks Fletch to murder him. The 1985 movie, based on the first of late author Gregory MacDonald's 11-volume Fletch series, spawned a 1989 sequel, Fletch Lives, which, while it had its moments, didn't inspire more installments.
After years of development purgatory, THR reports that Warner Bros. has picked up the movie rights to all 11 of MacDonald's Fletch books, with the intent of "reimagining" the books into a more action-driven franchise. No writer or director has been attached so far, but the first step has been taken for those fans looking forward to another Fletch. what took so long? >>