Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New "Evel Knievel" Movie Coming

Channing Tatum is going to play Evel Knievel in a new biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter today HERE. The movie is apparently going to be based on Stuart Barker's 2008 biography, Life of Evel.

I wrote HERE about Evel Knievel, a childhood hero of mine, whose life was apparently 'more colorful' than was publicly known during his heyday in the 1970s.

I liked the 2005 TV movie starring George Eads titled Evel Knievel (even if it went a little light on his 'dark side'), as well as the 1971 film of the same name starring George Hamilton (which I appreciated on its own, campier terms).  Does the world really need a third Evel Knievel biopic?

This upcoming movie may delve deeper into the darker side of the man, however.  The description of the book on which it is based states that Evel Knievel was, "a man whose love of gambling, women and drinking, ensure his legend will live forever."

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