Raimi Takes Westerns to the Future in Earp: Saints for Sinners
Many of you know that one of the most famous westerns actually takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (if you don't know what I mean, you either don't like Star Wars or found this website by accident). Now it looks like another western will be thrust into the future, in a location not so far away. Heat Vision reports Sam Raimi is attached to direct Earp: Saints for Sinners, an adaptation of a graphic novel that sees the infamous western icon Wyatt Earp in a future where he takes on outlaws in a ravaged society where the only "boomtown" left is Las Vegas. With this and Cowboy & Aliens, western/sci-fis are the new hotness.
If you haven't heard of the graphic novel yet it's because Radical (the company behind it) won't be unveiling the project until their Comic-Con panel on Thursday, but this is a premature announcement about a movie deal. Matt Cirulnick will write the script, but there's no telling how much of a priority this will be for Raimi, who's also working on a World of Warcraft movie and potentially Oz: The Great and Powerful with Robert Downey Jr as the Wizard. This is definitely a project I would love to see Sam Raimi tackle sooner than later (especially over Warcraft based flick), but we'll probably be waiting quite a while to see how it pans out.
Wyatt Earp was an American officer of the law in various Western frontier towns and is an iconic figure in American folk history. He is best known for his participation in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, along with Doc Holliday, and two of his brothers, Virgil Earp and Morgan Earp. He's been portrayed by actors like Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner and Burt Lancaster in various films like Tombstone, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and simply Wyatt Earp (which is where the poster above is from). Will be quite interesting to see how Earp is re-imagined in the future. I'm wondering if he'll still have that awesome mustache. Anyone interested?