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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Tommy Lee Jones Dukes up for new western

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.

Time to saddle up again folks


Davieboy said...

Fab news, thanks for letting us know. Let's hope it's a real Western, not a modern-day lefty politically-correct reboot, a la "Lone Ranger". BTW Did you review that yet? I'd like to hear your take on that movie... I only vaguely remember the series but I'm pretty sure The Lone Ranger was the main star and Tonto the sidekick.

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

I've not reviewed The Lone Ranger movie, and you are correct with the old TV series the Lone Ranger was the focus and Tonto the sidekick. I'll likely review it when it comes out on DVD

Oscar said...

Lookin' for'ard for this one.