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.
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