The adaptation of the cult 1980s television series The Fall Guy has been in development for a good few years but things seem to be coming to fruition now as both Dwayne Johnson and director McG are reported to be negotiating getting the ball rolling.
The Fall Guy ran from 1981 to 1986 with Lee Majors playing Colt Seavers, a stuntman who moonlighted as a bounty hunter in his free time.
Although this news is exciting we shouldn’t get our hopes too high just yet given the troubled waters the film has been swimming in over the last three years. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald first planned to develop a big screen version of the series for Warner Bros. When this came to nothing DreamWorks grabbed the baron with the intention of Nicolas Cage taking on the lead role under the direction of Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern). That also fell through and the production duties have now been picked up by Parkes, MacDonald, Ashok Amritraj from Hype Park Entertainment and Michael Luisi from WWE Studios.
The film will be adapted from a draft penned by Zack Stentz and Ashley Edward Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class). In the hope that we get to see The Rock bathing in a bathtub with a big cigar here’s the intro from the original Fall Guy series. What memories.