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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: The latest classic to be resurrected by Hollywood is John Ford's 1962 Western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, which stars Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne as a pair who once banded together against the titular outlaw, played by Lee Marvin. The new version, which will be produced by Matt Jackson (End of Watch) for Paramount, might be set in the steel industry in the 1980s. [Variety] Death Note: The next movie from director Adam Wingard (You're Next, The Guest) has found its lead. Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Intern) will star in Death Note, based on the popular Japanese comic (already very successfully turned into a movie franchise there), as a teenager who finds a magic notebook allowing him to kill...
- Christopher Campbell
Paramount is making moves to remake one of the classic westerns. John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance starred Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, and Lee Marvin in a story about a naive lawyer (Stewart) new to a small town who gets help from a local rancher (Wayne) when he stands up to a controlling outlaw — […]
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- Russ Fischer
After helming a few remakes in his own career, another John Ford classic is now getting the update treatment. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, released in 1962, is one of the director’s most accomplished films, teaming John Wayne and James Stewart in the story of a cowboy and lawyer, respectively, who band together to take down the titular outlaw (played by Lee Marvin).
Variety is now reporting that Paramount Pictures is at work developing a remake of the film. Im Global president Matt Jackson, behind such films as End of Watch, Parkland, The Secret in Their Eyes remake, will serve as a producer. After Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street) was attached to the film, he’s now off of it with a new writer being sought. Details are also sparse, but it “may be set in a relatively contemporary period, such as 1980s Western Pennsylvania amid the »
- Jordan Raup
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: The latest classic to be resurrected by Hollywood is John Ford's 1962 Western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, which stars Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne as a pair who once banded together against the titular outlaw, played by Lee Marvin. The new version, which will be produced by Matt Jackson (End of Watch) for Paramount, might be set in the steel industry in the 1980s. [Variety] Death Note: The next movie from director Adam...
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New version will swap the 19th-century frontier setting of John Ford’s celebrated western for gangster-plagued, industrially decaying Pennsylvania
Hollywood is to reimagine the classic John Ford western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as a contemporary gangland thriller set in modern-day and 1980s Pennsylvania, against a backdrop of industrial decay, reports The Tracking Board.
Ford’s 1962 film starred James Stewart as a powerful senator who returns to the wild west frontier town where he made his fortune as a young lawyer, to attend the funeral of an old friend. Interviewed for a local newspaper, the politician tells the story of how he and the dead cowboy, John Wayne, once banded together to take down the titular sneering, leering, sharp-shooting thug, who is played by Lee Marvin in a standout turn.
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- Ben Child
Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne starred in the 1962 John Ford-directed original. The pair played a lawyer and a cowboy who teamed up to kill the outlaw leader Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin) who was terrorizing a frontier town.
The remake is tipped to be set in a relatively contemporary period, such as as 1980s Western Pennsylvania during the collapse of the steel and auto industries, but no final decision has yet been made.
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- Garth Franklin
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 »
- Zach Dennis
Matt Jackson, the president of production at Im Global, is producing the remake. The project may be set in a relatively contemporary period, such as 1980s Western Pennsylvania amid the retrenchment of the steel and auto industries, but no decision has been made.
The studio has been seeking a writer for the remake. Terence Winter, whose credits include “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Sopranos,” had earlier been attached to “Liberty Valance” but is no longer involved.
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 black and white film was directed by John Ford and released by Paramount in 1962.
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- Dave McNary
What would seem the perfect project for tough-guy director Robert Aldrich still commands a high reputation with some. Ambitious top-dog hobo Lee Marvin squares off against Ernest Borgnine's nearly demonic railroad conductor who routinely murders bums that dare to hitch a ride. The mayhem culminates in a battle on a moving flat car, between Ernie's log chain and Lee's fire ax. But the poetic dialogue and allegorical pretension may be more lethal. Emperor of the North Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1973 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 120 min. / Ship Date September 8, 2015 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Charles Tyner, Malcolm Atterbury, Simon Oakland, Harry Caesar, Hal Baylor, Matt Clark, Elisha Cook Jr., Joe Di Reda, Liam Dunn, Diane Dye, Robert Foulk, Sid Haig, Vic Tayback, Dave Willock, Lance Henricksen. Cinematography Joseph Biroc Art Direction Jack Martin Smith Film Editor Michael Luciano Original Music Frank De Vol »
- Glenn Erickson
“This 1966 western… has the expertise of a cold old whore with practiced hands and no thoughts of love. There’s something to be said for this kind of professionalism; the moviemakers know their business and they work us over. We’re not always in the mood for love or for art, and this movie makes no demands, raises no questions, doesn’t confuse the emotions. Even the absence of visual beauty or of beauty of language or concept can be something of a relief. The buyer gets exactly what he expects and wants and pays for: manipulation for excitement. We use the movie and the movie uses us.”
I’m not speaking from direct experience here, you understand, but I would imagine that old whores, cold or otherwise, could be pretty entertaining, not only in their professional »
- Dennis Cozzalio
Having made their initial mark in the horror genre with The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine, Devil and As Above So Below, writing-directing team Drew and John Erick Dowdle recently moved into action with the thriller No Escape. Sticking with the latter for the time being, their next film will be Six Minutes To Freedom, based on the real-life adventures of Kurt Muse.Muse got into trouble in Panama in the late '80s for running a pirate radio station broadcasting dissent against Manuel Noriega. He was imprisoned in the notorious Panamanian jail Carcel Modelo, and was liberated when the Us invaded Panama to oust Noriega in December, 1989. His rescue was dubbed Operation Acid Gambit and carried out by the Us Delta Force led by Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin. We've possibly got part of that wrong.A small story of escape in a wider context of violent revolution is exactly what »
By John M. Whalen
When the “hardware widow” (Allyn Ann McClerie) asks Monte Walsh (Lee Marvin) if he’d gotten used to the idea of his long-time partner Chet Rollins (Jack Palance) and her being married, Monte says: “I never had so many things to get used to in my whole life, as now.” That line of dialogue in the middle of William Fraker’s “Monte Walsh” (1970) pretty much sums up this first and best film adaptation of Jack Schaeffer’s novel about the end of the Old West in general and the cowboy life in particular. It’s a true classic and even though it features two of the toughest tough guy actors of the sixties and seventies, it’s not a melodramatic shoot-em-up, full of violence, sound and fury. Rather it’s an elegiac portrait of the way it must have really happened, presented in a style as »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Author and film critic Michael Smith's launched a podcast, discussing Agnès Varda with Chicago writers Ben Sachs and Kat Sachs. More listening: Paul Schrader is in the Projection Booth, discussing Blue Collar (1978). Adam Schartoff's guests on Filmwax Radio include Roger Corman, Stanley Nelson, Oren Moverman and Dwayne Epstein, author of Lee Marvin: Point Blank. Zach Lewis and Kyle Stevens discuss the work of Mike Nichols. Plus a commentary track for Charles Chaplin's A Woman of Paris and a bit of viewing: Launching the A.V. Club’s new video discussion series, Film Club, A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky discuss Camille Delamarre's The Transporter: Refueled and the best films of the summer movie season. » - David Hudson »
Brian Helgeland's career began in horror, as he wrote the scripts for such genre pieces as A Nightmare On Elm Sreet 4 and 976-evil. But it was his adapted screenplay for the 1997 thriller La Confidential that really put Helgeland on the Hollywood map; netting him an Oscar and receiving rave reviews, its success paved the way for his more recent career, which included the hit thriller Payback (1999), Helgeland's big-screen debut as a director, and his script for the acclaimed drama Mystic River (2003).
Helgeland's latest film is Legend, a British gangster thriller about the exploits of the Kray twins. Rising from London's underworld to become unlikely celebrities at the height of the swinging 60s, Ron and Reggie Kray were more famous as nightclub »
Task Force X is the Dirty Dozen of the DC universe. Unsurprisingly, the two work well together to create the perfect mashup. Watch below as Rick Flagg is tasked with forming a special covert unite comprised of the worst of the worst. For those unaware, The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film from director Robert Aldrich. Taking place during the spring of 1944 just before the Allied forces are preparing the D-Day invasion, the film centers around Major John Reisman (Lee Marvin) as he.s tasked with enlisting the aide of 12 men, all of whom are ex-soldier convicts either sentenced to Death Row or locked away for horrendous crimes. Together they are to execute a suicide mission in going behind enemy lines to assault a chateau near Rennes in Brittany. Sound familiar? That.s because DC.s Suicide Squad arc is based on this concept. Amanda Waller, the warden of Belle »
The gang, the pals, the crime-fighters, the cohorts, the team that sticks together are film staples, particularly in the action genre (see: "The Avengers" or the Nazi-fighting soldiers in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds”). Lee Marvin led the infamous “Dirty Dozen” group back in Robert Aldrich’s 1967 film, and our friends at Vulture have envisioned the 'Dozen' in perhaps a perfect pairing with the forthcoming "Suicide Squad." Read More: Official 3-Minute Comic-Con ‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer That’s right — Harley Quinn, The Joker, Slipknot, and all the other disgruntled, misunderstood members of David Ayer’s highly-anticipated, social-media darling are mashedup in this video characters from Aldrich's classic. The Squad embodies a similar backstory to the Dozen (Viola Davis taking over the omnipresent Lee Marvin role), with the wrong-doers all taking on missions that are too dangerous for your typical everyday soldier. Expertly cut by »
- Samantha Vacca
Director Michael Ritchie’s lurid crime tale finds hot buttons to push you didn’t know existed. Lee Marvin plays a mobster trying to collect a debt from meatpacking boss Gene Hackman who runs a human trafficking ring populated by female virgins who, while awaiting the auction block, bide their time in cattle pens (naked, no less). Despite the dicey material (including scenes of animal slaughter), the film opened to fairly positive reviews. Ahh, the amazing ’70s! Notable as the first credited role for a frequently nude Sissy Spacek and a supporting turn from Gregory Walcott ("Plan 9 From Outer Space"!). »
- Trailers From Hell
The “men on a mission” movie is a concept that goes back decades, and which was honored most prominently in recent years by Quentin Tarantino in Inglourious Basterds. One of the most famous films in that zone is The Dirty Dozen, in which Lee Marvin played an Oss officer tasked with recruiting a bunch of criminals and […]
- Russ Fischer
Director Michael Ritchie’s lurid crime tale finds hot buttons to push you didn’t know existed. Lee Marvin plays a mobster trying to collect a debt from meatpacking boss Gene Hackman who runs a human trafficking ring populated by female virgins who, while awaiting the auction block, bide their time in cattle pens (naked, no less). Despite the dicey material (including scenes of animal slaughter), the film opened to fairly positive reviews. Ahh, the amazing ’70s! Notable as the first credited role for a frequently nude Sissy Spacek and a supporting turn from Gregory Walcott (Plan 9 From Outer Space!)
- TFH Team
Last week, we took at look at the career of the legendary Lee Marvin. This week's subject is no-less legendary, being one of the most successful action movie directors of all time... Tony Scott It's stunning and sad think that that Tony Scott has been dead a full three years now. His passing took all of his fans by surprise with him still seeming so vital as a director and... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
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