Here at the Archive we didn't think the Coen's True Grit was a patch on the John Wayne original, so the news that another Wayne classic is to be re-made should have us all nervous. But the fact that Tommy (Lonesome Dove) Lee Jones is behind the project has made us prick up our ears. Tommy Lee Jones is to write, direct and star in the re-make. The Cowboys seems a smart choice for a re-make given that it is not as beloved as say The Searchers, Rio Bravo or Red River, which film purists will say should never be touched.
The film will be made for Warner Brothers who are hoping for a late 2014 release.