New Knievel film coming?

Will Ed Beckley succeed where Evel Knievel failed?
Waugh's perspective from his own years as a professional stuntman could make the Knievel biopic even better.

It looks as if there’s a new Evel Knievel biopic on the way.

Director Ric Roman Waugh, best known in the movie world for his stunt work in such films as Gone in 60 Seconds, True Romance, Total Recall, Hard Target, Lethal Weapon 2 and a host of other titles, has announced he’s working a film about the legendary stuntman for Exclusive Media Group. According to, the movie will be based on Leigh Montville’s book The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel.

Waugh says the film won’t just be about crazy bus-jumping motorcycle stunts (although we’d be disappointed if they weren’t in there), but about a man who would stop at nothing in his quest for fame.

We don’t know for sure when the studio plans to start filming, but Waugh’s work schedule seems to be booked up through 2013, so don’t expect it anytime soon.

Will the film be any good? Let’s put it this way: It’d be hard to be any worse than this gem from the past.


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