Believe it or Not, a ‘Greatest American Hero’ Movie
At Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild 25th anniversary celebration of The Greatest American Hero, creator Stephen J. Cannell confirmed once and for that a feature film version is coming. Disney has carried the project on its development list for several years but the current boom in super-hero movies seems to have moved it off the backburner.
"We’ve written a screenplay, and we’ve hired a director, and we’re in the midst of putting this together for the future," the prolific producer said, according to Sci-Fi Wire.
After the announcement, Connie Sellecca took the mike and grilled her former boss. "I’m going to put Stephen on the spot," Sellecca asked. "Cameos for us?"
"Absolutely guaranteed," Cannell responded. "More than cameos: acting jobs."
"I took a sneak peek at the [feature] script, and it’s absolutely charming and wonderful," William Katt confirmed for the crowd. "I know people are going to love it." Katt made headlines this summer with word that he was cowriting a new GAH comic book series with producer Chris Folino. The comic is due from their Catastrophic Comics this November.
The actors, including Robert Culp, discussed how much fun they had shooting the series and looking forward to reviving their characters, first in a series of animated web shorts.
Word is that Stephen Herek (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) is on board to direct although Cannell did not mention his name.