Warren Beatty Teases Being Serious About DICK TRACY 2

Personally I'd always wondered why there was never a sequel to actor and director Warren Beatty's 1990 adaptation, Dick Tracy.

In the years since its inception in the 1930's as a comic strip with various radio and television shows and films thereafter, the franchise was a favorite leading up to Beatty's own efforts which prospered at the box office and earned numerous awards. However, the film wasn't a hit in the eyes of its studio who felt they lost more than they gained, legal proceedings ensued between Beatty and Tribune Media Service - the latter who initially owned the film and TV rights to Dick Tracy.

Fast forward to 2013 and Beatty, to date, is still the owner, and, for better or worse, still appears to have been dancing around the issue of sequel. As of this week, the fancy footwork continued over at CinemaCon in Las Vegas where Beatty was asked about the prospects for said sequel, saying “I’m serious about it, but I am slow about these things.” before being whisked away from reporters.

The original film, which also starred pop sensation Madonna, cast its yellow signature trench coat worn by Beatty in the title role set against the backdrop of a 1930's noir setting in a city where he's pitted against Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice, played by Al Pacino. That film was more than two-and-a-half decades ago, and I don't know how much of a window Beatty actually has here, although it's good that he's remained optimistic. Nevertheless, if a sequel is going to happen, it better happen soon.

H/T: Variety


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