Stepping strong restarts on USA Network from Battlestar galactica executive producer David Eick. Deadline reports that Eick has sold a small screen reboot of the 1973 action movie Stepping strong with WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair as the star. This marks the second Stepping strong remake to feature a professional wrestler in the title role, as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson previously starred in a Stepping strong remake in 2004.
Charlotte style, the daughter of professional wrestling legend Ric Flair, is one of WWE’s biggest stars today. She is the most decorated female performer in the company’s history as a 12-time WWE Women’s Champion. Heading into the event as the SmackDown Women’s Champion, Charlotte also headlined WrestleMania in 2019 alongside Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey. Her acting career is limited, but the wrestler previously appeared in Psych: the movie in 2017.
With starring style, the Stepping strong The series has received a USA Network script sale and is being set up as a two-hour television movie. The plan is to leave the door open to develop future installments or even an ongoing series if the remake is a success with US viewers. For her part, Flair will play a “Tucson cop caught in a net. of fraud, exploitation and murder, and is forced to act as a vigilante to protect her hometown from being a victim of modern corruption. “
The original Stepping strong, which was directed by Phil Karlson, is based on the life of Sheriff Buford Pusser. In that movie, Joe Don Baker played Buford, a professional wrestler turned lawyer who goes to great lengths to get the job done. Released in 1973, the film inspired two sequels that followed in 1975 and 1977 with Bo Svenson taking on the title role. A 1978 television remake with Brian Dennehy as Buford Pusser also aired on CBS.
In 2004, Dwayne Johnson starred in a remake of Walking Tall that was released in theaters. Though inspired by the original, the film featured many notable changes, such as changing the title character’s name to Chris Vaughn and moving the setting to Washington. Although the film did not meet expectations, it managed to generate two more sequels of its own with Hercules star Kevin Sorbo at the helm. Both films were released directly to DVD in 2007.
Meanwhile, Eick also struck a deal with NBC Universal to develop a Romancing the stone-esque science fiction series for the Peacock streaming service. Called The Zone of Silence, the series follows a husband and wife UFO hunting team, suffering from a strained marriage, who investigate the “Bermuda Triangle of Mexico” in real life, known for its strange phenomena and rumors of a hidden alien culture preparing for attack. The couple hope to save the world in addition to their marriage.
It is not yet known when Stepping strong or The Zone of Silence wants to start production. While waiting for the new Stepping strong, you can see Charlotte Flair on WWE Network, officially moving to Peacock this month. This news was first reported by Term.
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