When Warren Beatty first directed and starred within the massive display adaptation of Dick Tracy again in 1990, there was absolutely no approach he thought he would nonetheless be suiting up because the character 33 years later. And but, right here we’re. Beatty has filmed a brand new particular that includes the character, and it premieres Friday night time, February 10, on TCM.
Dick Tracy Special: Tracy Zooms In is a model new half-hour particular that can be making its debut on the community. When reached for remark, TCM despatched alongside a quick description of what to anticipate. “Film experts Leonard Maltin and Ben Mankiewicz interview famous detective Dick Tracy about his life and career, with a surprise appearance by legendary actor and director Warren Beatty,” it reads.
Why was this particular made? Most possible as a approach for Beatty to proceed his maintain on the movie rights for the character. After all, this is not the primary time a brand new particular that includes the yellow-coated cop has been made. Back in 2008, Dick Tracy Special aired on TCM, that includes Maltin interviewing Beatty in character as Tracy. If you have not seen it, YouTube is your buddy.
With a title like Tracy Zooms In, likelihood is this can be a digital interview performed over Zoom quite than having Tracy within the room with Maltin and Mankiewicz. It’s additionally attention-grabbing to notice that, based mostly on the outline, Beatty may even seem as himself, which was not the case for the unique Dick Tracy Special.
Whether or not it will really result in a brand new Dick Tracy film is unknown, although not very possible. If the particular from 15 years in the past did not assist, why would this one? Perhaps now, although, they need to simply reboot the franchise with a youthful Tracy, earlier in his profession.
Whatever the case, followers of the movie can get a small style of the character when Dick Tracy Special: Tracy Zooms In premieres Friday, February 10, at 10:30 PM ET/PT on TCM.