Peter Iliff to Write American Gladiators

Screenwriter Peter Iliff (Patriot Games, Varsity Blues) will pen the live-action big screen version of American Gladiators, reports Variety.

The story, which will feature the Herculean characters as superheroes, will be based on the TV show that first aired in 1988 and has been broadcast in more than 90 countries, with the format adapted for the local market in 14 of them.

Scott Mednick (upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) is producing, and “American Gladiators” creator Johnny Ferraro is executive producing.

They are targeting a release for 2011.

Source: Variety