Actor/director Warren Beatty is "serious" about moving ahead on a sequel to his 1990 film Dick Tracy, as reported by Variety. The project's revival was first mentioned by film producer Arnon Milchan during Wednesday's CinemaCon awards ceremy, with Beatty himself confirming it later.
"I'm serious about it, but I am slow about these things," Beatty told the Hollywood trade.
Beatty's original Dick Tracy film was a box office success in 1990, earning $163 million against a $47m budget. Original plans for a sequel by Beatty were mired by legal disputes with various producers on the film, as well as Tribune Media Services, who owns the Dick Tracy copyright. The latter case was resolved in 2013, and these statements this week could be a sign for a path forward for Beatty and Milchan, who produced 12 Years A Slave and Birdman.