Another remake? Shoot me.
Variety reports that the latest classic to get the remake treatment is John Ford’s 1962 film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The original starred John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, and Lee Marvin.
While the original was set in the old west, Variety reports that the remake may be set in a relatively contemporary period, such as 1980s Western Pennsylvania amid the retrenchment of the steel and auto industries. The decision by Paramount, who is producing the film, has not yet been made.
According to the report, Terence Winter, known for his screenplays for Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire, and The Sopranos was working on a script for the film but has since backed out. There is no writer attached now.
The original film starred Stewart as a newly arrived lawyer and Wayne as a cowboy who team up to kill the outlaw leader Liberty Valance (played by Lee Marvin), who has been terrorizing a frontier town.
The original is available for viewing on Netflix so you can watch, be amazed, and grab your pitchforks for this news.