From The Hollywood Reporter
Sony Pictures Television Studios is prepping a reboot of 1970s cop show Starsky and Hutch. Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter-director James Gunn is set to pen the script and potentially direct the project (pending his availability). Sony Pictures Television Studios is shopping the project, with multiple bidders among broadcast, cable and streaming services. Sources say Paramount Network has already passed on what is said to be an expensive package. (The project is currently just a pitch and there is no script as of yet.)
James Gunn will pen the script with his brother, Brian Gunn, and cousin, Mark Gunn. All three will exec produce alongside Sony-based Neal Moritz and his Original Film banner topper Pavun Shetty. The TV reboot is described as a character-driven hourlong procedural.
Sony TV controls the TV rights to the IP and is the worldwide distributor for the original series. Warner Bros. Pictures controls the feature film rights. The new Starsky and Hutch has been in the works since last year when deals for everyone involved closed; it is only now being taken out to potential bidders.
Starsky and Hutch first premiered in 1975 as a movie of the week on ABC. The series was created by William Blinn and produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg's Spelling-Goldberg Productions. Starring David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser, the series ran for four seasons and nearly 100 episodes