Decemvber 12, 2003|
I found an interview with Lee regarding his appearance on Jake 2.0, the Six Million Dollar Man movie and the behind the scenes TV movie that NBC is now filming about Charlies Angels.
Decemvber 10, 2003
There is a small article about Lee appearing in Jake 2.0 in the December 13 - 19 TV Guide Insider Cool Casting section.
November 17, 2003
Lee will be appearing in an episode of Jake 2.0 on UPN:
Lee Majors is up in Vancouver, shooting his guest appearance for UPN's "Jake 2.0," which recently received a full- season order. In the episode, scheduled to air Dec. 17, Majors will play NSA agent Dick Fox, who's pulled out of retirement to hunt down an ex- KGB operative planning a deadly attack on the U.S. Fox, of course, is teamed with Jake (Christopher Gorham) - and teaches him a thing or two
October 22, 2003
An update on the Six Million Dollar Man Movie
Jim Carrey Goes Bionic
Wed Oct 22, 1:25 PM ET Add Entertainment - E! Online to My Yahoo!
By Josh Grossberg
Jim Carrey is normally one of Hollywood's $20 million men. Looks like he's taking a huge paycut.
The rubbery-faced funnyguy is ready to go bionic in a send-up of The Six Million Dollar Man.
Unlike the classic 1970s ABC sci-fi series starring Lee Majors, the movie--which has long been in development as a by-the-numbers suspense thriller--will now be transformed into a comedy vehicle, allowing Carrey to parody the action genre much in the way Mike Myers poked fun at James Bond movies in Austin Powers.
Old School director Todd Philips is onboard to helm the flick for Dimension Films.
Carrey hatched the idea of doing a comic take on the character and, along with managers Jim Miller and Eric Gold, recruited Phillips, whose rsum also includes Road Trip.
Phillips immediately sparked to the concept and agreed to pen the script with his Old School writing partner Scot Armstrong, as well as direct.
Dimension, which owned the rights to the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg on which the original show was based, readily agreed to revamp the project, a no-brainer considering Carrey's last comedy, Bruce Almighty, grossed a heavenly $470 million at the international box office.
"The teaming of Jim and Todd is the perfect creative combination to launch the franchise," says Dimension chief Bob Weinstein. "Todd is a director with proven instincts and Jim is a superstar."
Universal, which produced the original Six Million Dollar Man for ABC from 1974 to 1978 (and its spinoff, The Bionic Woman), still owns the rights to the TV series and is coproducing.
Carrey, of course, would play Air Force Colonel Steve Austin, who after a horrible plane crash, is rebuilt with experimental bionic limbs that give him superhuman strength and speed. Becoming an agent for the Office of Scientific Investigation, he uses his new powers to fight injustice and battle everything from mad scientists to Big Foot.
No word whether Majors or Lindsay Wagner (news), who starred as The Bionic Woman, will pop up in the picture. (USA Network plans to launch an update of latter show, which ran from 1976 to 1978).
Phillips plans to get to work on the screenplay as soon he and Armstrong finish writing Dimension's remake of School for Scoundrels, which he will also helm. Phillips recently completed shooting on Starsky & Hutch, another movie based on a popular 1970s TV staple. Like The Six Million Dollar Man, that flick--starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson --also put a funny spin on what was a straight drama.
Before he goes bionic, Carrey needs to finish a few other projects in the pipeline, including a remake of the 1977 comedy, Fun with Dick and Jane, which will reunite him with his Mask costar Cameron Diaz (news). He's also slated to begin production on Lemony Snicket this winter for a December 2004 release and is talking with Steven Spielberg about collaborating on a remake of The Scret Life of Walter Mitty.
The Six Million Dollar Man is expected to start shooting in fall 2004.
Sept 3, 2003
I know its been a while since the last update, but real life got in the way. Looks like Lee has recovered from his heart surgery and was out on the golf course last weekend in Hilton Head, SC. Reports say he looks great and was enjoying the golf and meeting fans.
Rumor has it that Lee is working on a new show. All I know at this point is that its about stunts and how they work
I have finally put up a new trivia question
June 13, 2003
I know we have been hearing this for years regarding the Six Million Dollar Man, but now The Fall Guy is being made into a movie.
'Fall Guy' Jumps to Big Screen
Thu Jun 12, 2:03 AM ET Add Movies - Reuters to My Yahoo!
By Zorianna Kit
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - With a big-screen version of TV cop show "Starsky and Hutch" in production at Warner Bros., the studio is now bringing another television property to the big screen, the '80s action-adventure series "The Fall Guy," which starred Lee Majors .
The show, which ran on ABC from 1981-86, starred Majors as Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter. Helping him out was beautiful stuntwoman Jody and Colt's eager but inexperienced younger cousin Howie. A bail bondswoman gave them their assignments, while Colt incorporated the stuntwork he used in his day job into his pursuit of the bail jumpers.
The series' creator, Glen Larson, will serve as an executive producer. He held that role on such series as "Quincy, M.E.," "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries," "Battlestar Galactica," "BJ and the Bear," "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," "Magnum, P.I." and "Knight Rider."
Tristan Patterson is attached to write the script in a deal potentially worth in the low seven figures. He most recently wrote "The Regulators" for Disney, based on his own pitch.
WB is also developing a big-screen version of "The Dukes of Hazzard."
June 1, 2003
Lee has a medical scare when he needs Heart Surgery. Article is from The National Enquirer
May 24, 2003
Lee attended the ABC 50th Anniversay Party which aired May 19th. Lee was introduced along with Clint Walker and Hugh O'Brien in the Western section of the show. I added some screen grabs in the films section.
March 15, 2003
Added some screen grabs from both Lee's Gunsmoke appearance and from the TVland Awards Show
March 3, 2003
Lee will be receiving an award on the 1st Annual TVLAND Awards airing March 12, 2003. Check you local cable listings for TVLAND.
February 22, 2003
Lee is in a commercial for Ing Financial Group. Its been airing on CNN
The Gunsmoke episode which Lee appeared in will be aired Monday March 3 on the Western Channel. The episode is titled Song for Dying
February 9, 2003
Lee was out golfing this weekend at the Sinatra Celebrity Tournament. Click here to view some pictures
January 24, 2003
Lee will be appearing once again at the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament in Palm Desert on Feb 7 & 8. For more information visit the Frank Sinatra Center Website
Some more news on the suit Lee has filed against Universal Studios:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Lee Majors, best known as television's "Six Million Dollar Man," is locked in a bionic legal battle with the producers of his 1970s series.
The 63-year-old actor, who starred as a physically enhanced test pilot on the ABC series while married to actress Farrah Fawcett, has sued Universal Television Group for breach of contract and fraud, claiming he was short-changed on profits from the show.
The suit seeks a full audit of Universal's books and financial records relating to the show dating back to its inception and payment of unspecified sums found to be owed him.
A spokesman for the studio, a unit of Vivendi Universal, said the company never comments on pending litigation.
According to the suit, Universal agreed in 1975, after the show had been on the air for two years, to pay Majors 15 percent of net profits earned from the series and its post-network syndication.
The profit-sharing was supposed to commence from the first year of production, but Majors has never received any money from profit participation, the suit says.
The suit, filed Dec. 31 in Los Angeles Superior Court, disputes the accuracy of an accounting provided to Majors at his request last year. In particular, the suit says Universal miscalculated the amount of interest it was allowed to charge on certain production costs.
Majors starred in "The Six Million Dollar Man" as astronaut and test pilot Steve Austin, who was gravely injured in the crash of an experimental aircraft but was retrofitted with "bionic" prosthetics to replace the eye, arm and both legs he lost in the accident.
The high-tech enhancements leave him with superhuman speed, strength and vision, which Austin puts to good use as a covert agent for the fictional Office of Scientific Information (OSI), battling international villains, mad scientists and even alien monsters. The adventure series first appeared in the fall of 1973 as a made-for-TV movie, then returned as a series in January 1974, running on ABC until March 1978.
The popularity of the series sparked a wave of superhero TV shows in the 1970s and spawned the spinoff "The Bionic Woman," starring Lindsay Wagner (news). Universal's cable network, USA Network, recently announced plans to develop a remake of "The Bionic Woman." Reuters/Variety
January 4, 2003
Lee claims that Universal owes him some money
$6 Mil Man wants money
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The "Six Million Dollar Man" wants to get paid.
Actor Lee Majors, best known for the role of bionic agent Steve Austin is suing Universal City Studios, claiming the studio owes him money from the 1970s TV show.
In the breach of contract suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday, Majors claims Universal failed to live up to a 1975 agreement that guaranteed him 15 percent of the show's net profits.
He seeks unspecified damages.
Major starred in the "Six Million Dollar Man" from 1973 to 1978 as a NASA test pilot who gains superhuman strength and speed after a plane crash -- thanks to artificial implants.
The show spawned several spinoffs, including the 1976 series "The Bionic Woman."
January 1, 2003
Lee is promoting a natural supplement called Arthro 7 Lee was interviewed for an article in the December issue of "The Journal of Longevity