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Reaffirming that every old action show is destined to live again (not so fast, Street Hawk), big-screen remakes of The Rockford Files and It Takes A Thief are edging ever closer to joining the yellowing TV Guide that is the modern box office. As we first relayed last year, Vince Vaughn is both producing and starring in the Rockford update, with Vaughn taking over the James Garner role of a downtrodden P.I. who prefers talking his way out of trouble, and bringing his own talent for just talking and talking, until you surrender yourself to be arrested or killed »
Having been glued to the television during my childhood with American shows Street Hawk, The A-team and Airwolf, certainly the standout for myself was The Hoff’s Knight Rider. Centring on crime-fighter Michael Knight and his high-tech talking car Kitt, the NBC series ran for four seasons, as well as landing a number of short-lived spin off series and a trio of TV movies. It most recently made an 18 episode comeback in a 2008 reboot with Val Kilmer voicing the A.I. vehicle.
Rumours of a transition to the big-screen have now become a reality. The Weinstein Company (who acquired the rights a while ago) have hired Brad Copeland to draft the feature film version that they hope can be their new action franchise. Copeland’s worked on acclaimed comedy series Arrested Development but was also responsible for much-maligned big screen fare like Wild Hogs and Yogi Bear. If he impresses TWC, »
- Craig Hunter
Well, Sound on Sight’s Locations Month is coming to a close. A lot of good articles about iconic locations have gone up. But there’s one left. The big one. One of the most iconic and enduring locations in both film and television.
That’s right kiddies, it’s time to talk about the Vasquez Rocks.
The rocks were formed roundabouts 25 million years ago by rapid erosion and the San Andreas Vault. That’s right, this one wasn’t cobbled together by no independent contractor or stage hand, oh no. This sucker was formed in the dawn of time by the hand of freakin’ God.
The rocks took their name from Tiburcio Vásquez, who was either a brave freedom fighter crusading against the oppressive white man or a thieving, murderous outlaw depending on who you ask. Vásquez was active around the 1870s and used the rocks as one of »
- Thomas O'Connor
3 items from 2013
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