In interesting news, Deadline is reporting that Steven Spielberg is attached to direct a new original story based on the character of Frank Bullitt, the iconic character first introduced in the 1968 film Bullitt and played by legendary actor Steve McQueen.
The film is set up at Warner Bros and has Josh Singer set to write the script. Sources say that this is definitely not a remake, but an original film featuring the character. Bullitt is a no-nonsense cop in San Francisco looking to bring down a mob kingpin that killed his witness.
While this is one of McQueen’s best-known roles, the film is best known for one of the greatest cinematic car chases ever put on screen. The producer/director had to negotiate a deal with the McQueen estate for use of the character Molly McQueen, the late actor’s granddaughter, will serve as an executive producer on the film.