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Monday, 6 July 2015

A TV hit in their Gunsights

Western fans will rejoice at the news that AMC, home of Hell on Wheels  are to bring Elmore Leonard's 1979 novel, Gunsights to the small screen.

The plan is for a pilot movie to be made which will go to a series to replace AMC's Hell on Wheels which is soon to start its fifth and final season.

Published in 1979, Gunsights follows Army officer Brendan Early and scout Dana Moon, who used to work together for the 10th Cavalry. Now the former friend and allies find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict between a mining company and a group of settlers. Brendan works for said mining company, which wants to rid an Arizona mountainside of settlers, including Mexicans, Apaches, and former 10th Cavalry soldiers. Dana is one of those settlers, an Indian agent defending the land against these mining company thugs.

AMC, home of the successful Walking Dead, are tuning out some quality TV series and this bodes well for Gunsights. After all AMC's Hell on Wheels is a pretty fine western series so I eagerly await the arrival of Gunsights.

1 comment:

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Justified was on FX.