Sunday, 17 May 2009

Western Movie News

Following on from my guest review of spaghetti western, A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe over at The Tainted Archive - which can be found here - does anyone know anything about Terence Hill's 2009 western Doc West and it's mentioned sequel? Here's the trailer on YouTube Hill doesn't look bad when you consider he must be around 70 years old now.

Quite a few other western films being made for 2009/2010 releases include a new version of True Grit, the remake of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a new Lone Ranger film, a Jonah Hex movie, Shadowheart (which should be out anytime, although I'm not sure if this will be in the cinema or straight to DVD), a new version of Angel and the Badman, and The Legend of Hell Gate.

It seems that the producer of TV's Deadwood is also planning a new series about two youngsters who try to get into movies in the early days and meet many western stars including John Wayne and John Ford.

Shame so many of the above are remakes, there are so many great western books that could be made into films, but even so we must be glad that people are still willing to make westerns of any kind, thus keeping the genre alive.

7 comments:

madshadows said...

Doc West looks pretty good, good news that more Westerns are being made but it is a pity most are re-makes, pity we can't have an EDGE western :)

Matthew P. Mayo said...

An Edge Western would be great. Or one based on a BHW.... I happen to know some folks who write them!

Thanks, Steve, for the update on all the new Western flicks coming out. Good, bad, or ugly--I'll take 'em, and gladly.


Cheers,
Matt

Chap O'Keefe said...

Note to any movie producers out there . . . my screenplay for The Outlaw and the Lady -- a proposed movie that was never made -- is still available. I keep it as a souvenir in one of the boxes in the basement!

Ray said...

Doc West was an Italian TV mini-series that has been made into two films.
Doc West is currently showing at the Cannes Film Festival. Hopefully, it will be picked up for the US and will, eventually, arrive here.
And for a 69 year old, Terence Hill, looks pretty good.

Steve M said...

Thanks for the info on Doc West Ray, if it doesn't make it into the cinema let's hope it appears on DVD.

John and Matt, an Edge film would be excellent.

Keith, you never know who's looking in...

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