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Martin Campbell Considering The Fall Guy
He may direct the TV adaptation...

31 October 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Martin Campbell Considering The Fall Guy

Martin Campbell didn’t exactly have the easiest summer – the man behind Casino Royale was widely considered to have stumbled with Green Lantern. So he could be forgiven for treating any script adapted from another source like it’s a mouldering zombie for a while. All credit to him, then, that it appears he’s considering an even riskier proposition: turning ‘80s action TV show The Fall Guy into a film.

As of right now, Campbell is simply in talks to tackle the script, which is being written by Thor/X-Men: First Class contributors Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz and overseen by producer Walter Parkes.

The Fall Guy, which ran between 1981 and 1985 starred Lee Majors as Colt Seavers, a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when film jobs dry up. In a warped way, you could see it as a sort of spiritual ancestor of Drive (think about it!), and usually involved Majors getting into fights or driving fast cars.

Turning ‘80s shows into movies hasn’t had the best track record (The A-Team failed to make much of an impact despite a respectable cast and a proven action director in Joe Carnahan). But maybe this one will mesh more with Campbell sensibilities than the FX overload of the Lantern

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Posted by JediBobster at 20:32 on 01 November 2011 | Report This Post

Used to love the Fall Guy
But I really can't imagine this working out well. The Fall Guy, like many of the popular 80s TV shows worked because of a great formula. I can't see that translating to the big screen and a modern audience. It found a fine balance between ridiculous and fun, it had charisma and charm. The problem with creating movie versions of programmes like this is most of what worked on the small screen is lost in the cinema to over-the-top action and effects. And it'll likely star Hollywood regulars looking More

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