I know this news might be kind of old, but I've been on vacation for the last week, and one of the greatest pieces of news that I saw while I was gone was that Phil Lord and Chris Miller would be developing a big screen adaptation of the classic 1980's TV series The Greatest American Hero.
These directors are the perfect fit for this project too! Just in case you need a refresher, these are the same guys who gave us such films as The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street, and 22 Jump Street. They have the storytelling talent and humor to turn this thing into an amazing movie. The script is currently being written by Rodney Rothman (22 Jump Street).
I absolutely loved watching The Greatest American Hero as a kid. It was one of those shows that I just couldn't miss. I remember that if I did miss it I would get pissed off and throw a tantrum. I appreciated the brilliance of the series even more when I rewatched it as an adult.
The series starred William Katt as a goofy high school teacher who has an alien encounter in the desert one night. He ends up in possession of a red jump suit that gives him superpowers including the ability to fly. He loses the instruction manual for the suit and falls in love with an FBI agent who persuades him to help fight crime despite his trouble in figuring out how to work the suit.
I just couldn't be more excited that this movie is in development. There's an amazing team of funny talent developing the project, and because of that I'm confident that this movie is going to be amazing. I wonder who they will cast in the roles of the lead characters.