Dwayne Johnson Teams Up with Director McG for 'The Fall Guy'

Hyde Park Entertainment and WWE Studios are behind this remake of the 1980s TV series about a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter.

Dwayne Johnson teams up with McG for The Fall Guy remake
Dwayne Johnson teams up with McG for The Fall Guy remake
Dwayne Johnson is in talks to star in The Fall Guy remake for Hyde Park Entertainment and WWE Studios, with McG in negotiations to direct and produce.

The original series The Fall Guy 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 project had been in the works for several years, first at Warner Bros. and then at DreamWorks, where Nicolas Cage was set to star with Martin Campbell attached to direct back in 2011.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor) wrote the screenplay, with Ashok Amritraj, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie McDonald and Michael Luisi producing. The producers will be shopping the project around to foreign buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. No production schedule was given.

Dwayne Johnson is currently shooting Hercules for director Brett Ratner.

The Fall Guy is in development and stars Dwayne Johnson. The film is directed by McG.



Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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Comments (4)

  1. jasdjqs

    Rock is a good actor but not for this movie. Ryan Reynolds would be good.

    1 year agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  2. skywise

    Love the Fall guy, The Rock is....well the Rock but McG....UGH

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. RocknRolla

    If The Rock is going to do another movie where he is playing a bounty hunter, then it better be The Rundown 2!!!

    1 year agoby @rocknrollaFlag