TJ Hooker hitting the big screen

The Shat already gearing up to demand a cameo

Star Trek was just reborn, and now William Shatner’s other big TV franchise is getting its shot at the cinema screen.

Chuck Russell – yes, the man behind Eraser and The Scorpion King – is chatting with producer Ryan Heppe about directing the pic.

Rick Husky, the man who created the series in the first place, is still in control of the rights, though that’s not necessarily your guarantee of quality.

And it’ll be an action “comedy”, which has us worrying that it might get turned into another Starsky And Hutch. Will Ferrell as Hooker, anyone?

Brent Maddock and SS Wilson – who wrote Wild Wild West, another red flag – are charged with penning the script, which will apparently focus on the relationship between Hooker and his father.

So can we expect a young hooker? 

The ‘80s cop drama saw William Shatner starring as Hooker, a detective who returns to uniform after the death of his partner.

His hardheaded style often brings him into conflict with his boss, but he usually gets the job done.

"The series was the poster child for cop TV shows in the 1980s with great stunts, so we think there's a fun movie to be made from it," Heppe tells Variety.

That sound you hear is The Shat getting ready to demand a role.

[Source: Variety]

Who could play Hooker? Do you want The Shat back in the saddle?
 

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