'Greatest American Hero' Becomes Latest Remake '21 Jump Street' Guys Will Probably Make Surprisingly Good

September 2, 2014


Phil Lord and Chris Miller, those heroes whose alien-bestowed superpowers allow them to turn brand-based properties into shockingly great entertainment, are in for their biggest challenge to date. No doubt filled with hubris after the back-to-back successes of their Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street, the duo are now going to revive The Greatest American Hero, the '80s comedy-drama with the famously-catchy theme song that inspired George Costanza's answering machine message. According to Deadline, Lord, Miller, and GAH creator Steven J. Cannell's daughter Tawnia McKiernan are executive producing a new version of the show envisioned as an hour-long comedy. 22 Jump Street co-writer Rodney Rothman will also executive produce as well as write this new take on the timeless story of a teacher bestowed an alien spandex costume that grants superhuman powers. Until casting has been announced, original star William Katt officially remains the bravest champion in United States history.

So, Lonely Island will probably cover that now?

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