Monday, March 23, 2009
NEWS: Coens Remaking True Grit...
There are some projects that are just doomed from the start. All Will Ferrel films, all parody films, films directed by Uwe Bol. However, there are some projects that are so perfect, that they make you believe in fate. This, faithful readers, is one of those. Variety is reporting that The Coen Brothers are set to remake the John Wayne vehicle, True Grit, based on the Charles Portis novel...
Portis’ novel is about a 14-year-old girl who, along with an aging U.S. marshal and another lawman, tracks her father’s killer in hostile Indian territory.
But while the original film was a showcase for Wayne, the Coens’ version will tell the tale from the girl’s p.o.v.
Pic will be their first period Oater.
Project reteams the brothers with Scott Rudin, their partner on the Oscar-winning “No Country for Old Men.” The Coens wrote the screenplay.
The film is in development for Paramount Pictures, probably Paramount Vantage, and this features one hell of a pitch. All you need to do to sell this film is say this; Coen Brothers directed period Western.
The Coen's just finished a new film, "A Serious Man", for Focus Features, and more news on that as it comes out...
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