McG is Still Around & Slated to Direct Dwayne Johnson in 'The Fall Guy'
It took three years for McG to follow-up Terminator Salvation with the medicore action comedy This Means War, and we were hoping that he was going to stick to television after being involved with developing series "Westside" and "Guilty." However, it sounds like the director is coming back to film. While that normally wouldn't be all that thrilling, he'll have the help of action star Dwayne Johnson in the lead, hot on the heels of a spectacular 2013 which includes Snitch, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and Fast & Furious 6. So what is this project bringing Johnson and the director of Charlie's Angels together? Read on!
THR reports Johnson will lead a big screen adaptation of the 1980s TV series The Fall Guy, a project that has been in the works for awhile. The ABC series followed Lee Majors as a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when work is slow, and that sounds like the perfect role for Johnson. Parkes/MacDonald, the company behind Catch Me If You Can, Collateral and Flight, have been working to get this project off the ground for years at Warner Bros. and then DreamWorks, but now Hyde Park Entertainment will finance the film with WWE. Director Martin Campbell was once attached with Nicolas Cage starring, which would have been interesting, but this new iteration could be fun, even if McG is one of the most uninspiring directors today. Johnson has invigorated a lot of franchises lately, so he could make this work.