Monday, July 05, 2010

A Fall Guy Movie? Awesome.

I have to admit that I wasn't sold on the idea of The A-Team movie, but I can totally get behind reports that Walter F. Parkes is going to produce a movie for The Fall Guy.

It is about time that this overlooked series got some more love.

The original series, if you are unfamiliar with it, followed the adventures of Hollywood stuntman Colt Seavers played by Lee Majors, who with a couple of his associates, also worked as a bounty hunter (which tells you how badly stunt people get paid). It ran for 5 season, but at this point, only the first season is available on DVD, so perhaps the prospect of a major motion picture will make the studio more willing to release the other seasons.

In theory, the movie promises to have awesome stunts for the sole reason of having stunts and then stunts and other great stuff for narrative reasons. It is like getting two for the price of one. And the theme song was a gem as well, not to mention that sweet truck.

I hope Lee Majors has a cameo in the upcoming movie.

I just hope they aren't following the model set by The Dukes of Hazzard. I mean, I still don't know how they screwed that one up. Honestly, they got Willie Nelson for Uncle Jesse, and they still couldn't milk awesomeness from that concept. Bah!

And that goes for The Equalizer movie that is in the conceptual stages too.


Semaj said...

yea, I could live with a Fall Guy movie, but I just don't see it making any money with today's audience

MC said...

You mean the young folks?

Semaj said...

yeah, I know people that had no idea the A-Team was a TV show before the movie.

There seems to be a total disconnect with anything from 80s with many of these young people.

I'm starting to sound like an old man...

MC said...

How could someone not know that The A-Team was a series before it was a movie... it is like not knowing about Mr. T in general.