Posted by theKiwi at open-newberg-164.open.org on June 29, 2000 at 13:03:40:
In Reply to: doesn't want Chevy... posted by Aboot on June 29, 2000 at 12:48:26:
everything has changed now. Fletch WAS a dead project. Fletch WAS being made by Universal. now it's miramax, and kev's back in. thwe old summary is somewhat irrelevant
the OLD summary:
Kevin : "FLETCH 3 was something that came about before CHASING AMY came out. My agent sent out the script to CHASING AMY and, suddenly, people were interested in me again for a few minutes. And I had some meetings where people were like “We really like the writing, we’d like you to start writing for us.” That’s when I started the rewriting career and SUPERMAN came out of that. When I met with Universal and Stacey Snyder, they said, “Would you like to do something here?” I was like, “No, because you guys really didn’t do well with the movie we did here. And I just don’t want to go through an experience like that again, but you guys do have a property I think you still have it which I was always very interested in which is FLETCH.” They were like, “Really, you want to do a FLETCH movie?” And I said, “Well, I’d at least like to write it. I don’t know if I want to direct it, but I would like to give it a shot writing,” because I was a huge fan of the Gregory McDonald novels. And they said “Well who do you see as FLETCH?” And I said, “Well, I mean, Chevy Chase is Fletch. He’s still alive.” And they said “Yeah, but he’s old. We’re not really in the Chevy Chase business anymore.” I said, “Well, I think it’s the only way you can go, I mean, he’s still around and he was really funny in the first two.” So, they sent me over to Brian Grazer at Imagine and he was all “Yeah, I’m up for it, let’s do it.” And I signed a deal and was supposed to start writing and then I got knee deep into DOGMA and it just kept getting put off and put off. And I remember my agent called me while I was on the set of DOGMA and he was just like, “Well, Universal wants to know if you are ever going to get around to FLETCH.” And I said, “Well, I’m filming the flick right now and I’ll be editing it for the next 6 months, I won’t get to it for at least a year.” And then he said “Well, why don’t you just pass. Why don’t you just let it go. And that way they’re not waiting on you and you’re not carrying the reputation as the guy who can’t meet a deadline.” And I let it go, it went by the wayside and then I read that Chevy Chase was really pissed off at me and said that I was real Hollywood and that was a real Hollywood move. And I was just like “Buddy, you can accuse of me being a lot of things, but Hollywood just never seems right.” It doesn’t fit, but I don’t know, he seemed pretty pissed off about the whole thing. And it really irked me because I was like “They didn’t even want you in the movie, dude. I had to fight for you and granted I didn’t make the movie, at least I was on your side. That I didn’t get around to doing it, hey I’m sorry, but don’t snipe at me because of it.” So, that won’t happen either."
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