Dwayne Johnson is currently on-set making Hercules with director Brett Ratner, and soon he’ll be heading off to the Fast & Furious set, but he’s already thinking ahead. THR reports that Johnson is in talks to star in movie version of the 80s TV show The Fall Guy for Hyde Park Entertainment and WWE Studios, with McG in negotiations to direct and produce.
The original Fall Guy series ran for five seasons from 1981 to 1986, starring Lee Majors as Hollywood stuntman Colt Seavers, who uses his skills to moonlight as a bounty hunter when he is not on set. He was joined by his cousin (Douglas Barr) and an attractive stuntwoman (Heather Thomas) on his missions, which normally involved transferring a movie stunt to his work as a bounty hunter.
The film version project had been in the works for several years, first at Warner Bros. and then at DreamWorks. It was with the latter that in 2011 Nicolas Cage was set to star with Martin Campbell attached to direct, but that version never happened.
Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor) wrote the screenplay, although it’s not clear when it might shoot.