The remakes just keep coming from the US, with reports FOX has given a pilot production commitment to a remake of The Greatest American Hero.
The 1981 cult classic starring William Katt and Robert Culp, aired for three seasons, surrounding a schoolteacher empowered with a superhero costume but no idea how to use it.
According to Deadline the new version hails from writer-director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) plus Phil Lord & Chris Miller, the directing duo behind the successful remake of 21 Jump Street, and television director Tawnia McKiernan, daughter of creator Stephen J. Cannell.
It’s not the first time the series has been ripe for remake, with FOX and 20th TV previously attempting a version with writer, Rodney Rothman. Now Famuyiwa becomes writer and director with the remaining creative team.