Well here is something that might work, a talented director who finds comic book movies boring taking us back in time to explore the priors of a manly classic.
Steven Spielberg is reportedly developing an original feature film based on actor Steve McQueen’s iconic title character from the 1968 thriller Bullitt for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The film is not a remake, but a prequel.
The original Warners film was based on the 1963 novel Mute Witness by Robert L. Fish. It surrounded Bullitt’s investigation into the death of a mob informant.
I guess they might have a good chase scene or two, a nod to you know what. Nothing can compete, but maybe they can do something good without trying to rip if off.