Latest Movie News Headlines

Believe it or not, Fox is rebooting superhero series Greatest American Hero

Aug. 29, 2014by:

Despite only airing for three seasons in the early 1980s, ABC comedy-drama THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO has left a cult following over the last three decades. Starring William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, and JoBlo.com fave Michael Pare, the series chronicled the exploits of a teacher given a superhero suit he doesn't understand how to use.

22 JUMP STREET and THE LEGO MOVIE directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord will executive produce a reboot of the series at FOX along with screenwriter Rodney Rothman who will script the series. Here is a breakdown of the plot for the reboot.

The new Greatest American Hero Image (1) millerlord__130501154013.png for post 487352will chronicle inner-city teacher Isaacs adventures after his discovery of a superhero suit which gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately for Isaac, he hates wearing the suit, and has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error because he quickly misplaces the suits instructions. He also has to deal with a government handler who has very different objectives than him and struggles as to whether should use his newfound gifts to help others or just himself.

Lord and Miller have been on a roll with the success of three franchise (JUMP STREET, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, THE LEGO MOVIE) and several series being picked up by networks. The revamped GREATEST AMERICAN HERO also brings yet another superhero series to television to compete with The CW's ARROW and THE FLASH, ABC's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and AGENT CARTER, and FOX's GOTHAM. While not based on a comic book, the theme and story should be a nice change of pace from what the other genre shows have been doing, especially if they lean on the comedy side.

THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO has no premiere date yet, but stay tuned. In the meantime, take a trip down memory lane with the iconic 1981 theme song.

Source: Deadline

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

7:34AM on 09/02/2014

Quirky but kinda fun show

I suppose if done right, it could work for another generation.
I suppose if done right, it could work for another generation.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:26PM on 09/01/2014

Yes

I'm all for this! Now cast Eric Christen Olsen as Ralph and Bruce Campbell as Maxwell!
I'm all for this! Now cast Eric Christen Olsen as Ralph and Bruce Campbell as Maxwell!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
5:13PM on 08/31/2014

Love this show

Was once a pipedream of mine to write a feature adaptation of this and somehow manage to cast Jesse Eisenberg and Bruce Campbell. I still think Campbell would be ideal in the Culp role. Not sure about the Lord/Miller influence, though. Cloudy 1 was fun one time around but the 21 Jump Street rendition was just appalling.
Was once a pipedream of mine to write a feature adaptation of this and somehow manage to cast Jesse Eisenberg and Bruce Campbell. I still think Campbell would be ideal in the Culp role. Not sure about the Lord/Miller influence, though. Cloudy 1 was fun one time around but the 21 Jump Street rendition was just appalling.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
11:34AM on 08/31/2014
Would have much preferred they make a movie out of this instead of another TV series.
Would have much preferred they make a movie out of this instead of another TV series.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:21AM on 08/31/2014
Also, why not reboot another old series, AUTOMAN? The series was either too silly or too far ahead of its time that adapting it today could make for a sleeper hit.
Also, why not reboot another old series, AUTOMAN? The series was either too silly or too far ahead of its time that adapting it today could make for a sleeper hit.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:18AM on 08/31/2014
First off, a Greatest American Hero movie could be hilarious and awesome. This is the best time as any to roll out another superhero comedy. But no, no, no, NO on Will Ferrell as Ralph Hinckley. I could go for a guy like John Krasinski or some other actor who looks more like your typical everyman school teacher. I could even see Paul Rudd for the role if he wasn't in Ant-Man already. Ferrell? Big no. He could work if he's playing Robert Culp's character though.
First off, a Greatest American Hero movie could be hilarious and awesome. This is the best time as any to roll out another superhero comedy. But no, no, no, NO on Will Ferrell as Ralph Hinckley. I could go for a guy like John Krasinski or some other actor who looks more like your typical everyman school teacher. I could even see Paul Rudd for the role if he wasn't in Ant-Man already. Ferrell? Big no. He could work if he's playing Robert Culp's character though.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
8:56PM on 08/30/2014
I liked the old TV Show and when Will Ferrell starting making it big I thought he would be good to reboot this show.
Not so sure if he's still the best for it, but at least the reboot is being thought about
I liked the old TV Show and when Will Ferrell starting making it big I thought he would be good to reboot this show.
Not so sure if he's still the best for it, but at least the reboot is being thought about
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:00AM on 08/30/2014

FOX FUX UP ANOTHER ONE

Who cares? Fox is lost in the sea of major studios making decent movies. Without any good properties, it's just a shell of a company.
Who cares? Fox is lost in the sea of major studios making decent movies. Without any good properties, it's just a shell of a company.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:51PM on 08/29/2014
Yeah, this is probably going to go as well as that Knight Rider reboot series.
Yeah, this is probably going to go as well as that Knight Rider reboot series.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:40PM on 08/29/2014
Should be interesting to see who they cast as the two leads. Perhaps Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay??
Should be interesting to see who they cast as the two leads. Perhaps Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay??
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:28PM on 08/29/2014
Hasn't everything been remade yet? Cause that's what is happening. 99.9% of remakes are just studios blatantly ripping artists off. Studios complain about pirating, but they are far worse.
Hasn't everything been remade yet? Cause that's what is happening. 99.9% of remakes are just studios blatantly ripping artists off. Studios complain about pirating, but they are far worse.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:34PM on 08/29/2014
Yea, that is nor logically sound whatsoever. A remake is making an updated version of an earlier [link] and the studio either owns the rights, or bought them. Yea it's lazy and most are terrible, but they did own the idea/name. Everyone who watched expendables 3 online didn't pay for it, they stole it. Owners can do whatever they want to do -legally - with their property, including making shit. If I own the ROBOCOP series, or buy it, I'm not ripping it off by remaking it. Ripping it off
Yea, that is nor logically sound whatsoever. A remake is making an updated version of an earlier [link] and the studio either owns the rights, or bought them. Yea it's lazy and most are terrible, but they did own the idea/name. Everyone who watched expendables 3 online didn't pay for it, they stole it. Owners can do whatever they want to do -legally - with their property, including making shit. If I own the ROBOCOP series, or buy it, I'm not ripping it off by remaking it. Ripping it off would be to make a movie called robopolice man. Can't ripoff what u own, tho u can be unoriginal and lazy
10:34PM on 08/29/2014
That's the problem, is that it is considered "okay". The original filmmakers behind the original films are usually never okay with a remake. They made the film, it's their art, and then someone else comes along and just rips it off entirely under the concept of 'remake'. Remake is a term that Hollywood uses to sell the public on artistic theft.
That's the problem, is that it is considered "okay". The original filmmakers behind the original films are usually never okay with a remake. They made the film, it's their art, and then someone else comes along and just rips it off entirely under the concept of 'remake'. Remake is a term that Hollywood uses to sell the public on artistic theft.
5:20PM on 08/29/2014
George Costanza better sing the theme!
George Costanza better sing the theme!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:33AM on 08/31/2014
Believe it or not I'm not home
Believe it or not I'm not home
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!