Peter Iliff to pump up 'American Gladiators'
By Adnan Tezer Nov 21, 2009, 1:03 GMT
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Writer Peter Iliff has been hired to adapt a big-screen version of "American Gladiators."
The film, which will feature the muscle-bound characters as superheroes, will be based on the TV show that first aired in 1988 and has been broadcast in more than 90 countries. NBC aired a primetime revival of the show in 2008.
According to Variety, Scott Mednick is producing, and "American Gladiators" creator Johnny Ferraro is executive producing.
Mednick is shooting for a 2011 release.
Iliff wrote the 1991 cult surfer film "Point Break" and recently wrote a sequel to the film which will be directed by Jeff Wadlow.