American Gladiators movie heading to big screen with Patriot Games writer and superheroes

Hollywood continues on its TV mining expedition, this time with the hit cult reality show American Gladiators, according to Variety. Peter Iliff – whose credits include Patriot Games, Varsity Blues and Under Suspicion – has been contracted to adapt a live-action film version of American Gladiators, featuring the antagonistic characters as superheroes. American Gladiators first ….

Soderbergh says Knockout to contain “ultra-realistic” action

Empire Magazine caught up with Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, and chatted him up regarding the upcoming action-spy-thriller Knockout, which is being developed around its star, female MMA fighter Gina Carano. Knockout certainly isn’t what movie-goers have come to expect from Soderbergh, although he is known for mixing up his palette, having directed films as varied ….

American Gladiators jumping to the big screen?

Johnny Ferraro of Flor-Jon Films, the creator of the American Gladiators TV franchise, has announced the development of a motion picture based on the world of American Gladiators, targeted for a 2011 release. The project will be produced by Scott Mednick – who has worked on some high-profile projects, including 300, Superman Returns, 10,000 B.C., ….