Ripped from the 80s, The Fall Guy will be bringing stuntman Colt Seavers back to audiences, this time in a big budget motion picture.
Taking the Fall
At this point we realize The Fall Guy might be a ‘lost’ series for some fans. After all, the TV show last aired in 1986, so there are literal generations who weren’t even around when it was new. We’ll just have to ask you to take our word for it though, when we say that it was a premier show.
Running five seasons, The Fall Guy starred Lee Majors as former Hollywood stuntman Colt Seavers, who’d hung up his stunts for a life of bounty hunting. Yeah, that sounds kooky as all get out, but it was pretty great too, and as you could probably imagine it was loaded with cool stunts too.
Essentially a reboot, the movie version will star Ryan Gosling and be directed by David Leitch. You might know him from a series of big action movies like Bullet Train, Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
Gosling will play the Colt Seavers character, and although it looks like the adaptation shakes up the story a bit, it’s definitely got the same feel as the show.
He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?Universal Pictures press release
From screenwriter Drew Pearce, and also starring Emily Blunt, Winston Duke, Stephanie Hsu, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, The Fall Guy is due in theaters on March 1st, 2024.