I don’t even remember “The Fall Guy” TV show, but I do remember it was pretty popular. It would have to be, since it ran for five seasons. Then again, shows back then tended to have a bigger shelf life, and there isn’t the cut-throat “get ratings now!” demands of today’s network TV.
In any case, the show is getting a Hollywood makeover, with Dwayne Johnson and producer/director McG (“Terminator Salvation”) teaming up for a “Fall Guy” movie. Johnson, of course, is in talks to star, with McG directing and producing.
The early ’80s TV show starred the Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors as Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter. It co-starred Heather Thomas as his sexy sidekick, a fellow Hollywood stuntwoman who joined him in his adventures, which usually involved some kind of Hollywood stunt. That’s, you know, the gag.
Of course, when “The Fall Guy” movie ever gets rolling is anybody’s guess. Dwayne Johnson has his hands full, with the latest “Fast and Furious” movie set to shoot this Fall, the in-production “Hercules”, and that “Lore” film which he has been attached to forever.
McG, meanwhile, is coming off the ill-conceived “This Means War”, and has the submarine thriller “Hunter Killer” and the Kevin Costner actioner “Three Days to Kill” in the pipeline.
Via : Heat Vision