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'Colombo' Twitter Campaign Targets Mark Ruffalo for the Lead

In this day and age of sequels and reboots, it's sometimes surprising that a property hasn't been revisited yet. One of them is the hit TV series Columbo, which ran in various incarnations between 1971 and 2003, starring Peter Falk as the brash L.A.P.D. homicide detective with brilliant deductive skills. While a movie reboot isn't officially happening, it may have gotten a big push forward by screenwriter Gary Whitta (After Earth), who sent out a series of tweets earlier this week, suggesting that he wants to see Mark Ruffalo as the new Columbo.


Surprisingly, Mark Ruffalo himself responded through his verified Twitter account, revealing that he has been "working on it," and that he has been approached by screenwriter Ed Solomon (Now You See Me) to turn it into a movie.

Ed Solomon and Gary Whitta aren't the only filmmakers on board, although it seems that while Mark Ruffalo is eyeing a movie treatment of Columbo, others such as Brian Koppelman and even Gary Whitta want to bring it back on the small screen as well. There are also a number of suggestions for notable guest stars.






However, Mark Ruffalo chimed in again on Twitter just minutes ago, revealing that Universal has the rights to Columbo, and they are developing as a TV series. He also added that it's unclear if Ed Solomon's movie pitch will be received well at Universal.




What do you think of Mark Ruffalo as Columbo? Would you rather see it as a movie on the big screen or a new TV series? Chime in with your thoughts below.
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