The Ford Mustang has consistently made movie car cameos since its introduction in the ’60s. But of all its Hollywood appearances, its car chase performance in the movie “Bullitt” was one of the most memorable. So much so that Ford has created three Mustangs inspired by Frank Bullitt’s mount.
If you’re a fan of the movie, Mustang Bullitt, or the Frank Bullitt character, we have good news for you. Steven Spielberg is reportedly directing a new ‘Bullitt’ movie, according to a report from an entertainment publication. Hollywood Deadline.
Clarify, Hollywood Deadline reports that the new Bullitt movie will not be a remake of the original 1968 film. Instead, it will be an original story centered on Frank Bullitt, the main protagonist played by Steve McQueen. Kristie Macosko Krieger will produce the film alongside Spielberg. Oscar winner Josh Singer will write the screenplay.
As a reminder, McQueen’s character was a San Francisco Police Department detective who was on the hunt for mob bosses who killed a witness to a case he was working on. The role was considered a turning point in McQueen’s career, although the car chase scene is considered one of the most iconic car chases in film history.
Will we see another iconic car chase scene in the new Bullitt movie? More likely, but since this won’t be a remake, it’s still a mystery at this point. Plus, Spielberg is no stranger to car chases, given some of his past works like “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Minority Report.”
Sources said Hollywood Deadline that there’s no script yet at the time of writing and deals are still being finalized, so we don’t expect the new Bullitt movie to be released this year.