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Columbo movie starring Mark Ruffalo? Shut up and take my money!

11 months agoby:

Well, this just made my day. Recently screenwriter Gary Whitta (THE BOOK OF ELI, Gareth Edwards' upcoming STAR WARS spinoff) has been talking about what a big screen version of the mystery television series Columbo might look like on his Twitter, and he thinks Mark Ruffalo would be excellent as the cigar chomping Lt. Columbo.

Apparently Mark Ruffalo was listening, because the actor later tweeted he has had a conversation with NOW YOU SEE ME screenwriter Ed Solomon about a potential Columbo movie.

Now, obviously this doesn't mean a Columbo film has been greenlit, nor does it mean Mark Ruffalo is a lock to play the detective, but I'm praying to God, Allah, and anyone else who will listen this project will actually happen. The show originally aired on NBC from 1971 to 1978, and then began airing less frequently on ABC beginning in 1989. I watched a ton of the series and TV movies featuring Peter Falk as Columbo when I was a kid, and I think Mark Ruffalo would be perfect as the character. Are you down with Mark Ruffalo playing Columbo in a feature film?

Just one more thing...Mark Ruffalo can currently be seen in BEGIN AGAIN, and is hard at work on another movie you may have heard of called AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON.

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2:35AM on 07/21/2014
Didn't Vincent D'Onofrio also play Columbo for ten years on MBC from 2001 to 2011 or am I thinking about something else?
Didn't Vincent D'Onofrio also play Columbo for ten years on MBC from 2001 to 2011 or am I thinking about something else?
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1:17AM on 07/21/2014
Avengers: Age of Ultron? Sounds like an indie movie. That movie will tank.
Avengers: Age of Ultron? Sounds like an indie movie. That movie will tank.
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6:56AM on 07/19/2014
Worth it for a Planet Colombo down the line.
Worth it for a Planet Colombo down the line.
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4:13PM on 07/18/2014
Definetly looks the part but i wonder what kind of tone the movie (if it goes ahead) will take? Comedy? Thriller? Action? A combination of the three genres?
Definetly looks the part but i wonder what kind of tone the movie (if it goes ahead) will take? Comedy? Thriller? Action? A combination of the three genres?
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3:48PM on 07/18/2014
This one actually sounds like a good idea. I say they should go for it.
This one actually sounds like a good idea. I say they should go for it.
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3:19PM on 07/18/2014

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Take my money INDEED!
Take my money INDEED!
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2:10PM on 07/18/2014
Didn't he already play Kinky Columbo in 2003's 'In the Cut'?
Didn't he already play Kinky Columbo in 2003's 'In the Cut'?
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12:56PM on 07/18/2014
Dont make Columbo angry....you won't like him when he's angry
Dont make Columbo angry....you won't like him when he's angry
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2:11PM on 07/18/2014
His clothes will rip apart and he'll transform into the elusive Mrs. Columbo.
His clothes will rip apart and he'll transform into the elusive Mrs. Columbo.
2:00PM on 07/22/2014
Or worst:
Captain Janeway !!!
AARRGGGHHHHHH !!!
Or worst:
Captain Janeway !!!
AARRGGGHHHHHH !!!
11:40AM on 07/18/2014
I'm not buying into this idea at all. Ruffalo is a very talented actor, but that doesn't mean he should pick up every role that comes his way. Columbo is a classic, and should just be left alone.
I'm not buying into this idea at all. Ruffalo is a very talented actor, but that doesn't mean he should pick up every role that comes his way. Columbo is a classic, and should just be left alone.
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11:26AM on 07/18/2014

Oh, and just one more thing...

That's it, just couldn't resist saying that.
That's it, just couldn't resist saying that.
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11:22AM on 07/18/2014

No thank you

I'm sorry but Peter Faulk is and always will be the only Columbo the world needs. Mark Ruffalo may look the part but some characters just need to be left alone. That being said, Bill Hader's impression of the detective is brilliant.
I'm sorry but Peter Faulk is and always will be the only Columbo the world needs. Mark Ruffalo may look the part but some characters just need to be left alone. That being said, Bill Hader's impression of the detective is brilliant.
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10:57AM on 07/18/2014
Mark Ruffalo is a good bit taller, but he can do that same face Falk did when he was trying to process information. I mean, no one can replace Peter Falk. We all know that. But Ruffalo seems at once an inspired choice, and an obvious one, and to me he has a similar likability factor. I mean, Columbo was probably my favorite sleuth from the old detective shows (Jim Rockford was a close second). If this happens, I hope they remember Columbo hates guns and casually forgets to carry his.
Mark Ruffalo is a good bit taller, but he can do that same face Falk did when he was trying to process information. I mean, no one can replace Peter Falk. We all know that. But Ruffalo seems at once an inspired choice, and an obvious one, and to me he has a similar likability factor. I mean, Columbo was probably my favorite sleuth from the old detective shows (Jim Rockford was a close second). If this happens, I hope they remember Columbo hates guns and casually forgets to carry his.
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10:43AM on 07/18/2014

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Im sorry.....how exactly do you see him as Columbo after watching those two movies? I mean I think its a good choice of casting but basing the decision off of those two movies? Have you ever SEEN Columbo? Columbo is NOTHING like those characters and has ZERO in common with them other than being a Detective.
Im sorry.....how exactly do you see him as Columbo after watching those two movies? I mean I think its a good choice of casting but basing the decision off of those two movies? Have you ever SEEN Columbo? Columbo is NOTHING like those characters and has ZERO in common with them other than being a Detective.
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10:42AM on 07/18/2014
I see the resemblance, I feel like they have much different energies on screen though.
I see the resemblance, I feel like they have much different energies on screen though.
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10:32AM on 07/18/2014
Could definitely see him in the role after playing a detective in Zodiac, and Now You See Me. Definitely has the chops and look to be today's generation of Columbo.
Could definitely see him in the role after playing a detective in Zodiac, and Now You See Me. Definitely has the chops and look to be today's generation of Columbo.
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10:54AM on 07/18/2014
Columbo: Nobody move!!!!!

Suspect 1: what is it? do you know who did it?

Columbo: No...I just have to go take a shit and I dont want to miss anything.

Yep...sounds like Zodiac dialogue and characters alright. EYEROLL!
Columbo: Nobody move!!!!!

Suspect 1: what is it? do you know who did it?

Columbo: No...I just have to go take a shit and I dont want to miss anything.

Yep...sounds like Zodiac dialogue and characters alright. EYEROLL!
10:26AM on 07/18/2014
After watching Now U See Me, I could defenitely see him as Columbo.
After watching Now U See Me, I could defenitely see him as Columbo.
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