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Osiris3657
07-11-12, 07:44 AM
Per The Hollywood Reporter:

The red-hot Magic Mike actor is in negotiations to star in and produce a film about daredevil Evel Knievel for Columbia Pictures. Tatum will produce with his Iron Horse Entertainment partner Reid Carolin, who will also write the screenplay.

Also on board to produce is one of the town's hottest producing teams in Mike DeLuca and Dana Brunetti, who just landed the hotly contested Fifty Shades of Grey producing gig for Universal Pictures and Focus Features.

Born Robert Craig Knievel, the stuntman became a household name in the 1970s for his nationally televised motorcycle jumps. Ever the showman, Knievel became recognizable for his use of a Stars-and-Stripes getup and known for his 433 broken bones. At the height of his celebrity, he gained endorsements from Harley-Davidson and a toy line by the Ideal Toy Company. Knievel died in 2007 at the age of 69.

Tatum isn't the first actor to assume the famed thrill-seeker. George Hamilton starred in the 1971 film titled Evel Knievel, while Knievel himself toplined the 1977 film Viva Knievel!

The Tatum vehicle is based on Stuart Barker's 2008 book Life of Evel.

TGM
07-11-12, 07:45 AM
pass.

d2cheer
07-11-12, 09:43 AM
I was never a fan all I remember as a kid was he crashed damn near every time...

wishbone
07-11-12, 10:00 AM
But the fact of the matter is, bones heal, chicks dig scars, and the United States of America has the best doctor to daredevil ratio in the world.http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/5489/digd.jpg

Solid Snake
07-11-12, 10:25 AM
Pass. God bless those stuntmen who attempt the stunts though.

Dr. DVD
07-11-12, 10:34 AM
If he does his own stunts, I'm up for it. ;)

Solid Snake
07-11-12, 10:39 AM
:lol:

d2cheer
07-11-12, 11:05 AM
If he does his own stunts, I'm up for it. ;)

:clap:

Tarantino
07-12-12, 09:05 PM
I'll wait for a trailer first.

Mike86
07-12-12, 10:06 PM
Meh..I guess I never found Knievel all that interesting really.

WeylandYutani
07-13-12, 02:03 PM
Can wait.

Jason
07-14-12, 08:38 AM
I'll wait for a trailer first.

I'll wait for him to jump a trailer first.

cungar
07-14-12, 10:28 AM
Sounds like some folks want to kill this guy's career. I can't imagine how this would be interesting.

devilshalo
09-15-15, 12:10 PM
Sony in Talks with Darren Aronofsky to Direct Evel Knievel Movie
September 14, 2015 | 11:46PM PT
Dave McNary
Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary

Sony is in early talks with “Noah” director Darren Aronofsky to come on board its untitled Evel Knievel biopic.

The project has been in development at the studio since last year as a possible starring vehicle for Channing Tatum through his Free Association production company. That project was disclosed in June 2014, with a script from Tatum’s producing partner Reid Carolin, and Tatum, Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti producing.

Aronofsky’s directing credits include “The Fountain,” “Requiem for a Dream,” “The Wrestler” and “Black Swan.”

Knievel, who died in 2007, became famous for his daredevil motorcycle stunts — most notably, a failed 1974 jump across Snake River Canyon on a steam-powered rocket. During his career he suffered more than 433 bone fractures.

The news about Aronofsky was first reported by the Tracking Board.

Solid Snake
09-15-15, 12:54 PM
well.... guess I give a damn now.

OldBoy
09-15-15, 12:56 PM
interesting...

RichC2
09-15-15, 01:14 PM
Well, that's one way to make me give a shit about an Evel Knievel biopic.

Solid Snake
09-15-15, 01:50 PM
Well, that's one way to make me give a shit about an Evel Knievel biopic.

In a nutshell? This is very much me.

jacob_b
09-16-15, 12:05 AM
Didn't watch Noah, but like his other films. And I do like Channing. I'm in.

mndtrp
09-20-15, 01:44 PM
Keeping Channing in a helmet the entire time might help his acting.

dfmaverick2
09-22-15, 10:41 AM
Don't care much for another movie on Evel's life, but if it results in the toys I loved so much in the 70's being remade, then I'm for it.

Brack
09-22-15, 11:32 AM
Even though I didn't care for the movie overall, Channing Tatum was pretty good in Foxcatcher. I have no interest in seeing this until I see a trailer, and even then I'll wait for it to pop up on Netflix or something.

jacob_b
09-22-15, 05:51 PM
Even though I didn't care for the movie overall, Channing Tatum was pretty good in Foxcatcher. I have no interest in seeing this until I see a trailer, and even then I'll wait for it to pop up on Netflix or something.

I was going to bring that up. He's pretty decent in real roles and stupid comedies.


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