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Dwayne Johnson may team with director McG to take on The Fall Guy

Sep. 5, 2013by:

Dwayne Johnson is currently decked out in wigs, fake scars, and sandals for director Brett Ratner's HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS, but that doesn't stop him from lining up future projects. Johnson is now in negotiations to join the big-screen adaptation of THE FALL GUY, based on the ABC TV series from the '80's. The actor would join director McG (CHARLIE'S ANGELS) to take on the titular role, which originally starred Lee Majors.

For those unaware, here's the show description (from THR):

Fall Guy was an ABC series that ran from 1981 to 1986 and starred as Lee Majors as a Hollywood stunt man who supplemented his income by doing bounty hunter work. He was joined on his escapades, which usually involved him transferring a stunt from a movie to the job at hand, by his sidekick cousin (Douglas Barr) and a fetching female stunt actress played by Heather Thomas.

Johnson has been tearing it up of late, taking on both the G.I. JOE franchise, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise, and the JOURNEY Franchise, while fitting in smaller films in between, not to mention his reality competition show, and appearances in WWE. Somewhere in that schedule he finds time to stay in awesome shape. Seriously, if someone needs a role model...

THE FALL GUY is being shopped in Toronto during TIFF. More as this develops. Johnson will next be seen in HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS out on July 25, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Anyone else have a major crush on Heather Thomas growing up?

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4:48AM on 09/07/2013
I'll go out on a limb and say the Rock's Colt Seavers is never hired to be Michael Cera's stunt double.
I'll go out on a limb and say the Rock's Colt Seavers is never hired to be Michael Cera's stunt double.
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2:24AM on 09/06/2013
The Fall Guy was a neat show and I loved the concept of a Hollywood stuntman being the hero; there's this pretty underrated movie called F/X which has a similar feel. I wonder if they're going to be all tongue-in-cheek with this like 21 Jump Street. I think Kiefer Sutherland would be an interesting choice for the lead, Dwayne Johnson seems both unexpected and too "mainstream" (at the risk of sounding hipster-like) at the same time.
The Fall Guy was a neat show and I loved the concept of a Hollywood stuntman being the hero; there's this pretty underrated movie called F/X which has a similar feel. I wonder if they're going to be all tongue-in-cheek with this like 21 Jump Street. I think Kiefer Sutherland would be an interesting choice for the lead, Dwayne Johnson seems both unexpected and too "mainstream" (at the risk of sounding hipster-like) at the same time.
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2:21AM on 09/06/2013

I loved the Fall Guy but

NOT DWAYNE the Rock Johnson!!!!!!!
NO WAY... NO HOW.... NO SIR!!!!!!!
NOT DWAYNE the Rock Johnson!!!!!!!
NO WAY... NO HOW.... NO SIR!!!!!!!
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12:52AM on 09/06/2013
just make this guy luke cage already!
just make this guy luke cage already!
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8:42AM on 09/06/2013
Dwayne is totally wrong for Luke Cage but he'd make a decent Black Adam for Captain Marvel...
Dwayne is totally wrong for Luke Cage but he'd make a decent Black Adam for Captain Marvel...
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11:07PM on 09/05/2013
Damn... I'm old! I remember loving this crap when i was a kid...
Damn... I'm old! I remember loving this crap when i was a kid...
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10:28PM on 09/05/2013

Dwayne, you can do much better than this

I gained a lot more respect for Johnson after I saw him in SNITCH, and I really hope he can find the role that'll catapult him into the same league as Schwarzenegger or Stallone in their prime. I don't see a remake of a B-grade TV series from the 1980's - that mostly got noticed because of Heather Thomas in a bikini - being that role.

And yes, Heather Thomas was seriously hot back in the day.
I gained a lot more respect for Johnson after I saw him in SNITCH, and I really hope he can find the role that'll catapult him into the same league as Schwarzenegger or Stallone in their prime. I don't see a remake of a B-grade TV series from the 1980's - that mostly got noticed because of Heather Thomas in a bikini - being that role.

And yes, Heather Thomas was seriously hot back in the day.
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9:19PM on 09/05/2013
I will only watch this if Dwayne Johnson grows an awesome mullet.
I will only watch this if Dwayne Johnson grows an awesome mullet.
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8:53PM on 09/05/2013
You gotta be fucking kidding me. This sounds as bad as Lee Majors singing.
You gotta be fucking kidding me. This sounds as bad as Lee Majors singing.
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8:48PM on 09/05/2013
Colt Seavers as played by Dwayne Johnson just doesn't work for me. I like Dwayne's movies, but I think certain shows and films worked well for their time period and don't really need an update like this one. It would look better with today's special effects but it would miss a lot of the charm from the original show and nice interaction with that cast.

Extra tidbit: Yes, definitely.
Colt Seavers as played by Dwayne Johnson just doesn't work for me. I like Dwayne's movies, but I think certain shows and films worked well for their time period and don't really need an update like this one. It would look better with today's special effects but it would miss a lot of the charm from the original show and nice interaction with that cast.

Extra tidbit: Yes, definitely.
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7:58PM on 09/05/2013
Sounds promising... even with McG.
Sounds promising... even with McG.
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7:44PM on 09/05/2013
Not to offend fans of the show, but somehow I'm glad to hear McG is making this. The man isn't going away no matter how much we might wish him to. To be the go-to director of classic TV show adaptations might not be exactly where he belongs (I just pray he doesn't get on his soapbox claiming it's the next Fugitive or Untouchables).
Not to offend fans of the show, but somehow I'm glad to hear McG is making this. The man isn't going away no matter how much we might wish him to. To be the go-to director of classic TV show adaptations might not be exactly where he belongs (I just pray he doesn't get on his soapbox claiming it's the next Fugitive or Untouchables).
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6:47PM on 09/05/2013

Tidbit

OH HELL YES!!
OH HELL YES!!
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6:35PM on 09/05/2013
Classic theme song. MCG will fucker the movie up tho
Classic theme song. MCG will fucker the movie up tho
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6:18PM on 09/05/2013
Michael Bay, Brett Ratner and now McG? You need a new agent, Rock.
Michael Bay, Brett Ratner and now McG? You need a new agent, Rock.
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6:15PM on 09/05/2013
Yeah for Dwayne. Boo for McG
Yeah for Dwayne. Boo for McG
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6:14PM on 09/05/2013
Now, if they could just get Ric Roman Waugh, who directed Johnson in that surprisingly good flick Snitch, to make this and I think we got something here.
Now, if they could just get Ric Roman Waugh, who directed Johnson in that surprisingly good flick Snitch, to make this and I think we got something here.
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10:20PM on 09/05/2013
I agree with you on Ric Roman Waugh and SNITCH, but some shows need to stay in the vault.
I agree with you on Ric Roman Waugh and SNITCH, but some shows need to stay in the vault.
7:45AM on 09/06/2013
Well I've never even heard of this show to be honest, so I couldn't care less. But I guess if you're a fan I can see where you're coming from. The fact alone that they cast The Rock seems, solely, like a money-related choice.
Well I've never even heard of this show to be honest, so I couldn't care less. But I guess if you're a fan I can see where you're coming from. The fact alone that they cast The Rock seems, solely, like a money-related choice.
6:13PM on 09/05/2013
I'm calling it: Zoe Bell as his female costar. Or failing her, then Gina Carano.
I'm calling it: Zoe Bell as his female costar. Or failing her, then Gina Carano.
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