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'The Fall Guy' to get big-screen reboot starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson



It's been awfully quiet on the '80s Remake Front lately. You just know Hollywood is waiting to drop the big one on us. Like remaking Fast Times at Ridgemont High, with Sean Penn taking over the Mr. Hand role. Or The Breakfast Club being redone by Judd Apatow. Thankfully, the real-life news is less traumatic.

It turns out that The Fall Guy, the TV action series that ran from 1981 to 1986 starring Lee Majors, is headed for a big-screen remake, says And Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will take over for Majors as the Hollywood stunt man who moonlights as a bounty hunter.

Majors did have the coolest TV name ever: Colt Seavers. And I recall that truck fans used to salivate at the sight of Colt's truck ... a Rounded-Line 1982 GMC K-2500 Wideside. And the theme song, song by Majors himself, was pretty epic. (Click that link to hear the far-beyond-necessary story behind the song, which was a No. 1 hit in Germany.)

Other than that, I can confidently say that I never watched a complete episode of the original series. And I'm okay with that. Hollywood, knock yourself out.

[Last modified: Monday, September 9, 2013 3:17pm]


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