MacDonald’s Archer coming to the big screen?

Ross MacDonald’s Lew Archer is one of the most iconic characters in the P.I. genre and Warner Bros are looking to bring him back to the silver screen.

Deadline is reporting that WB, along with Random House films, to develop THE GALTON CASE. At this point, no writers, directors and actors have been attached, it is simply a deal that has been hatched.

THE GALTON case was the eighth novel to feature Archer and was published in 1958:
Rich boy Anthony Galton had dropped out of sight more than twenty years ago. To Lew Archer that meant the man was either dead or didn’t want to be found. But Tony’s nice old mother had a dream that her son would still come home before she died. So Archer took on the case hoping that Tony and Mom could live happily ever after… until he discovered that once upon a time there was a clever swindle, a scared blonde, and a very nasty murder.

Archer previously hit Hollywood as Lew Harper, played by Paul Newman, in HARPER (1966) and LEW HARPER (1975).