The "Shoot ‘Em Up" and "Sin City" star told reporters in New York that he plans to produce and star in a new entry in the Marlowe franchise based on Raymond Chandler’s novels.
"There's an area that's very daunting because the greats have played him: (Robert) Mitchum and (Humphrey) Bogart," Owen said.
"But I won't be going in there trying to do so something that I think relates to them," he added. "You go in there with a fresh approach, so I never really worry about the history of a project. I wouldn't do 'The Big Sleep.' But you go in and I'll do my interpretation of Marlowe and hope it comes even within the same radar as Bogart's."