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Cause I'm the Unknown Stuntman that Makes Eastwood Look So Fine

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 6, 2009 |


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Jesus. I have almost no recollection of the 1982 cop drama, "T.J. Hooker," except that I'm guessing -- with the Shat involved -- that there was a great deal of unintentional comedy. Also, Heather Locklear and her wavy-ass feathery hair, back when she was the poor woman's Heather Thomas. But, you know, it was a show in the 80s with a title, and therefore it's ripe for the big-screen treatment.

Chuck Russell, who directed The Scorpion King and Eraser is up for the director's chair. Brent Maddock and S.S. Wilson, who wrote Wild Wild West and the upcoming Short Circuit remake, are on board to write the script, so you know we're talking about quality here -- big mechanical spider quality. No word on casting, but the story -- which is expected to be a comedy -- centers around the relationship between the title character and his father. Slashfilm insightfully suggested that the story would give William Shatner a chance to return as the father, with an as-yet-unknown comedic actor to fill the title character's role. I actually welcome just about any opportunity to see Shatner, especially post Mad Cow. He's marbles these days. I dig that.

I wonder how close "B.J. and the Bear" is to the big screen? Or a Facts of Life movie. Or hell, Martin Lawrence could put on a female fat suit and star in a Gimme a Break film. Or hell, speaking of Heather Thomas, where's our Fall Guy remake?

And speaking of which, how good was that "Fall Guy" theme song? They don't make 'em like Lee Majors anymore. And they don't make bikinis like the ones that Heather Thomas wore, either. Good God All Fucking Mighty.



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