McG to direct Disney+ Turner & Hooch reboot
James R | On 21, Jan 2021
McG has signed up to direct the Turner & Hooch reboot for Disney+.
The project is based on the 1989 film that starred Tom Hanks as Scott Turner, an ambitious, straight-laced US Marshall who inherited Hooch, the big, unruly dog of the title. Now regarded as one of cinema’s favourite cop double-acts, the pair will get a new incarnation for Disney’s subscription platform, with Josh Peck (The Gifted, The Mindy Project, Drake & Josh, Grandfathered) taking on the lead role.
He will be joined on screen by Carra Patterson, Brandon Jay McLaren, Anthony Ruivivar, Lyndsy Fonseca, Jeremy Maguire and Vanessa Lengies – plus French Mastiffs Arnie, Hammer, Obi, Cyd and Mya as Hooch. Behind the camera, Matt Nix is writing and exec-producing the show, with Josh Levy on board as co-EP.
Now, they’ve got a helmer, with McG on board to direct the pilot episode. He will also serve as an EP on the series, alongside Mike Horowitz, Robert Duncan McNeill and Mary Viola. A total of 12 episodes have been commissioned.
Josh Peck to star in Turner and Hooch series for Disney+
18th February 2020
Josh Peck will star in a new Turner and Hooch series for Disney+.
The project, which was first reported as being in development last December, has now been officially given the green light, sources have told Variety. Peck will play the lead role of Scott Turner, an ambitious, straight-laced US Marshall who inherits Hooch, the big, unruly dog of the title.
Will the pet he didn’t want become the partner he needs? There are no points for guessing, with the original Turner and Hooch film starring Tom Hanks (pictured above) regarded as one of cinema’s favourite cop double-acts. Now, the 1989 film is the latest Disney title to be resurrected and rebooted for its new subscription platform.
Peck needs no introduction for family audiences, having starred in Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh and Grandfathered, as well as The Mindy Project. He is no stranger to streamers, either, having appeared in Netflix’s Fuller House. Most recently seen n The Gifted and Burn Notice, he will play Turner in 12 episodes.
Matt Nix is writing and exec-producing the show, with Josh Levy on board as co-EP.
The project joins fellow revived Disney movies The Mighty Ducks and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids in the House of Mouse’s ongoing nostalgic push as part of its original content strategy.