LATEST NEWS

McG is Still Around & Slated to Direct Dwayne Johnson in 'The Fall Guy'

by
September 5, 2013
Source: THR

Dwayne Johnson

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.

Find more posts: Casting, Development, Movie News

Discover more around the web:

Reader Feedback - 5 Comments

1

I try to hate McG but Terminator Salvation was dope to me. The sounds of machines in that movie were crazy....

Snowmanfloza on Sep 5, 2013

2

Yep, disappointed that it didn't do so well.

mooreworthy on Sep 5, 2013

3

'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.' With a re-make of a TV series. Ironic. And btw... 'The Fall Guy?' I swear I'm waiting for the big screen adaptation of 'Whiz Kids' next.....

Duane on Sep 5, 2013

4

Loved FallGuy as a kid. Will be looking forward to this!

Stacey McDonald on Sep 5, 2013

5

Yeah this could be good!

Jimmy Love on Sep 6, 2013

Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.

FEATURED POSTS

POPULAR COMMENTS

LAST YEAR'S TOP 10

Alex's Top 10 - 2017
1. Call Me By Your...
2. War for Apes
3. Shape of Water
4. Florida Project
5. Dunkirk
6. Jane
7. Foxtrot
8. Faces, Places
9. Never Really Here
10. Thelma
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10- 2017
1. mother!
2. Lady Bird
3. A Ghost Story
4. The Big Sick
5. Dunkirk
6. Get Out
7. Killing Sacred Deer
8. John Wick 2
9. War for Apes
10. The Beguiled
Click Here for Thoughts

FOLLOW US HERE

Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly

FS.NET ON FACEBOOK