Long story short, Christopher Chance is a mysterious freelancer who offers a unique form of security for hire: He puts on a latex mask and assumes the identities of people in danger, becoming the "human target" on behalf of his clients.
Back in the 70's, he was the "back-up" story (the last 10 pages of the comic) behind Batman in Detective Comics.
In the early 80's, he finally got his big break when they made a live-action TV show about him.
Unfortunately, they cast none other than Rick Springfield (Jessie's Girl!!!!!) to portray him.
Not until David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury has there been a more silly idea in comic adaptation history.
(Isn't YouTube great, you can even find this old TV show on it. Wow, Rick Springfield fights David Carridine......... and he wins!!!!)
That was then, this is now.
After spending several years lost in limbo (Vertigo Comics, actually), The Human Target is getting a second chance.
Mark Valley (Boston Legal) is going to portray Chance.
Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach!!!!!) is going to be Chance's information gatherer, who keeps his ear to the ground.
Chi McBride (Emerson Cod from Pushing Daisies) is Chance's business partner and friend.
(You're going to pretend to be who now. Aw Hell No!!)
The Human Target is back, and this time, he could be anybody.
[removed the "The" from the show title, as it's not included. --Barnes]
Edited by TWoP Barnes, Jan 7, 2010 @ 10:37 PM.