Trek Alumni News Roundup

By Antony
April 18, 2003 - 6:50 PM

A number of Trek alumni are keeping busy in a variety of projects.

Neal McDonough (Hawk) will be joining up with The Rock (the WWE wrestler who guested in Voyager's "Tsunkatse"), according to IMDb Pro. They'll star in a modern-day remake of Walking Tall. The film, originally made in 1973, sees a Tennessee sheriff (played be The Rock, real name Dwayne Johnson) and his one-man mission to remove corruption from his county. The new incarnation is directed by Kevin Bray, in a script by David Klass.

Meanwhile, according to The Hollywood Reporter (via STARTREK.COM) William Sadler (deputy director Sloan) is set to start in a new series called Wonder Falls. The show will be executive produced by Voyager writer Bryan Fuller, and Sadler will play the father of the lead character who — after a nervous breakdown — begins to communicate with inanimate figures that she sells in her shop.

According to The Futon Critic, James Cromwell (Zephram Cochrane) is set to start in a TNT telemovie remake of Stephen King's Salem's Lot. It's currently being filmed in Australia, and Cromwell plays a priest who aids Ben Mears (played by Rob Lowe) who, when he returns to his hometown, finds it's been infested with vampires.

Finally, in a bit of bad news, it seems that The Pitts is in trouble. The show, which stars Kellie Waymire (Elizabeth Cutler) is finishing early, and may not return according to The Futon Critic.

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