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T.J. Hooker: Producer Wants TV Cast in the Movie; Is Shatner In?

T.J. HookerLast week, we reported that work is underway on a feature film based on T.J. Hooker, the 1980s TV show that stars William Shatner, Adrian Zmed, Heather Locklear, James Darren, Richard Herd, and Hugh Farrington. While the original series is a drama, the plan is to make this new movie a comedy.

Movie producer Ryan Heppe told Variety, “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.”

The concept seems tailor made to include actors from the television show in some capacity and Heppe agrees. He told the New York Post, “We absolutely want to try and get the original cast in the movie.”

He cautioned though that they want to make sure it makes sense, saying, “It’s all about finding the right story motivations to include their characters so we’re not just stopping the movie to drop by Adrian Zmed’s house, you know?”

The script’s still being written but will supposedly revolve around Hooker’s relationship with his father. That’s a relationship that wasn’t the focus of the original series but seems tailor made to include Shatner as Hooker’s Dad. What’s more, the recent Emmy-nominee seems to be interested. On Twitter, he wrote, “I’ve played Father Time long enough. Now it’s time to play Father Hooker.”

Will it work out? After the long drama revolving his potential involvement with the recent Star Trek movie, it’s safe to say we’ll just have to wait and see.

If Shatner plays the Dad, who should play T.J. Hooker? The new actor who plays Captain Kirk, Chris Pine?

 

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Amy July 20, 2009 at 4:09 pm

This is a movie that should not be made. How about an ER re-boot? St. Elsewhere? Hawaii Five-O? Cagney and Lacey. Oy.

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lindalyons July 18, 2009 at 2:51 pm

william shatfer take him off if you want the show to do better

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