The Rock may remake ''Walking Tall''
The Rock may remake ''Walking Tall.'' He'd play a sheriff armed with a two-by-four in the update of the hit '70s movie series
In the ring, the Rock is content to dispatch his opponents with his bare hands. In ”The Scorpion King,” he used a variety of arcane ancient weapons. In his next movie, he may use a 2-by-4. He’s in talks to play Buford Pusser, the real-life Tennessee sheriff immortalized in the 1973 film ”Walking Tall.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, MGM is hustling to get a remake into production by May, with the Rock on board.
The original ”Walking Tall,” which starred Joe Don Baker as the corruption-fighting sheriff, spawned two sequels and a TV series (which all starred Bo Svenson as Pusser). A May date for a remake would be key, since the wrestler/actor is already attached to Universal’s ”Spy Hunter,” Warner Bros.’ ”Johnny Bravo,” Paramount’s ”Walk Like a Dragon” and Sony’s ”Skip Tracer” and ”King Kamehameha.”