'American Gladiators' will storm movie screens

Hulkhogan The Hulkster couldn't save NBC's revived "American Gladiators," but could our favorite muscleheads make it big in the movies?

We'd have put better odds on surviving the Gauntlet, but Variety says show creator Johnny Ferraro already has a movie version in development. Don't expect two hours of competition; the film will apparently be an action flick set in the "Gladiators" world.

Which, you know, we sort of thought was the real world, it being a reality show and all.

Bonus: The film will introduce colorful new characters, presumably with nicknames on par with Nitro and Titan. No word yet on specific plot points, or when we can expect a finished product.

Despite the interest, NBC's new "Gladiators" won't be returning for a third season.

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