The 1980s is like a bad smell; it keeps coming back no matter how much you try to ignore and forget about it. This goes for music, for fashion, and for TV shows and movies.
We’ve already had new film versions of classic 80s TV shows The Dukes of Hazzard and The A-Team, and we’ve got MacGyver and The Equalizer on the way. According to The L.A. Times, The Fall Guy could be added to that line-up.
The Fall Guy was a TV show which ran from 1981 to 1986. Which explains my rather fuzzy memories of it, as I was aged between 4 and 9-years-old when it first aired. I do, however, know I loved it. But can’t for the life of me remember why.
Dreamworks is reported to be working on a movie version of The Fall Guy with Hollywood producer Walter Parkes. The project is at a very early stage, with a write still being sought.
The Fall Guy, for those who don’t know, starred Lee Majors as a stuntman who used his skills to help him apprehend criminals when he was moonlighting as a bounty hunter. OK, so it’s an unlikely plot, but this was the 1980s so what did expect?
Could The Fall Guy work as a movie? Possibly, but I wouldn’t bank on it.