The antagonist in a COLUMBO story is narcissism. Columbo’s detective work is altruism. It’s a wonderful story engine.
Back when Zodiac came out, Mark Ruffalo gave off the Columbo spark. I remember commenting on it immediately after the film. I wasn’t the only one that saw it.
Meanwhile, screenwriter/producer Gary Whitta’s been pushing for an actual Columbo project starring Mark Ruffalo and he’s got some traction in social media and in entertainment news.
To be clear, I’m not involved with the project at all, but I did want to offer my support online. I did a quick concept piece last night to see what a Ruffalo Columbo might look like. Enjoy.