Wednesday, August 05, 2009


CBS Films will light up 'Gunsmoke'--The Hollywood Reporter: Risky Business: "CBS Films is headed back to Dodge.

The movie unit is developing a feature reboot of “Gunsmoke” and has hired “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” writer Gregory Poirier to pen the screenplay. Craig Baumgarten, who has produced such pics as journalist drama “Shattered Glass” and martial arts tale “Never Back Down,” will produce the new take.

The action-adventure will re-imagine Marshal Matt Dillon, the hero of the classic Western, for modern audiences. The story will be set in the same American West as the original but will feature a contemporary look and modern action twists."

There's that "re-imagine" word again.
Link via Lee Goldberg.


Anonymous said...

Well, Nicolas Cage does need to pay the taxman, so here's a perfect chance.

Sam Elliott as Doc, Denise Richards as Miss Kitty, it's gotta be a hit!


Bill Crider said...

Hey, if they get Denise for Miss Kitty, I'm there! I was hoping for Tom Cruise as Matt, though.

James Reasoner said...

I can't even begin to tell you how awful this sounds.

Randy Johnson said...

That nasty word re-imagine is what scares the crap out of me!
Can anyone say The Wild Wild West?

Rusty said...

It's about time to re-imagine Hollywood, innit?

Todd Mason said...

Meanwhile, CBS's younger cousin, the CW, is being cagy about which of the CBS catalogue (perhaps augmented by the WB catalog) they are interested in reviving, in the wake of their MELROSE PLACE reboot. So, teen angst LAREDO, anyone?


Dan said...

Actually, Nicholas Cage would be pretty good as Chester.


Billy Bob Thornton
Tommy Lee Jones as Matt Dillon?
Brendan Fraser

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Chester would have to be black, Miss Kitty Asian, Doc Jewish, Matt a 20-something with a lifguard's build, and Dodge would look like a Vegas casino. Festus, if he's in it, would be gay. If a lantern is thrown in a haystack it would set off an explosion that would rival tyhe A-bomb hitting Hiroshima. And how about Paris Hilton as the school marm?

Randy Johnson said...

Over on Lee's blog, someone made the simply godawful suggestion that actor Matt Dillon play-you guessed it.