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"Gunsmoke" Movie in the Works

Posted: August 5th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Gunsmoke" Movie in the WorksSubmit Comment
CBS Films is developing a feature reboot of "Gunsmoke" and has hired "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" writer Gregory Poirier to pen the screenplay.

The action-adventure will re-imagine Marshal Matt Dillon, the hero of the classic Western, for modern audiences. The story will serve as a prequel, exploring how the characters came to be that way. It will be set in the same American West as the original but will feature a contemporary look and modern action twists.

Poirier is said to be close to completing a first draft of the script.

"Gunsmoke," which holds the title of the longest-running primetime scripted drama (it had been the longest-running primetime series until "The Simpsons" eclipsed it this year), revolves around a number of characters in Dodge City, Kansas, at the time of westward expansion.

It focuses principally on three characters: Dillon, the crimefighting leader of Dodge; town physician Galen "Doc" Adams; and Miss Kitty Russell, owner the Long Branch Saloon. The show's plot lines revolve around dramatic, sometimes gritty, events and a fair share of outlaws and desperadoes.

Source: Variety


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Ranger writes:
on August 5th, 2009 at 6:04:22 PM

So is everyone from the original cast a compost heap now?
Ranger writes:
on August 5th, 2009 at 7:09:25 PM

Co-Starring Gary Coleman as the cow patty.
Ranger writes:
on August 5th, 2009 at 7:10:15 PM

Miss Kitty... would you like to smoke my gun?
Ranger writes:
on August 5th, 2009 at 7:13:33 PM

That's not a hitchin' post you're tyin' your horse to there partner!
Ranger writes:
on August 5th, 2009 at 7:14:41 PM

Rollin, rollin, rolling...
Geez my balls are swollen...
Ride her out...
Throw it in...
Toss her about...
Rawhide!!!
DoucheNozzle writes:
on August 5th, 2009 at 7:44:40 PM

Yay?
minkowski writes:
on August 5th, 2009 at 9:46:11 PM

Could be good, but are people REALLY interested in seeing Westerns these days? Sure, the modern-made western Unforgiven rocked (a long time ago), but OTOH I don't recall droves of filmgoers trampling their way to Appaloosa.
Ranger writes:
on August 5th, 2009 at 10:39:54 PM

I agree. Costner has tried keeping the genre alive with his works. Have you seen Eastwood's 'The Outlaw Josey Wales'? My fav.
Rosalie writes:
on August 5th, 2009 at 11:35:26 PM

So, will they choose an Aussie to play Matt Dillon?
minkowski writes:
on August 6th, 2009 at 12:02:49 AM

I've got and seen pretty much every Eastwood film in existence. I even have his Brokeback Mountain deleted scene on DVD.

Dude is the sh*t. Who would've ever thought that the guy from Rawhide would end up as such a gifted actor AND direcotr. Doesn't he write and do music too? That's some old school talent.
minkowski writes:
on August 6th, 2009 at 12:04:19 AM

On the flip side, can someone PLEASE tell Sam Elliot to stop beating the damned horse to death? He's a gifted actor, no doubt, but even at his age he can diversify. No more Westerns 'doc'!
Trasherke writes:
on August 6th, 2009 at 12:35:37 AM

A good western these days is hard to find, although I do think there's an audience for them with 3:10 to Yuma bringing in 77mil at the box office. Even Appaloosa I could enjoy.
Ranger writes:
on August 6th, 2009 at 1:11:16 AM

Sam is married to Katherine Ross! I'd pay to sniff his d*ck after he threw one into her!
Ranger writes:
on August 6th, 2009 at 1:34:17 AM

So, are you boys gonna pull them pistols, or whistle Dixie? BLAM...BLAM...BLAM,BLAM, BLAM...BLAM, BLAM... KA-BLAM! (last shot from Chief Dan George's gun).
VDODSON writes:
on August 6th, 2009 at 2:46:35 AM

How about a Bonanza movie. It could be titled The Revenge of Hopsing.
Ranger writes:
on August 6th, 2009 at 3:08:50 AM

OH f*ck VDOD... lol. We just covered that whole deal in the Marlon Wayans thread my friend... LOL (as IF you didn't know)!
Ranger writes:
on August 7th, 2009 at 3:40:38 AM

ON this story though. I met Ken Curtis (played Festus on Gunsmoke) about 100 years ago. Nice enough man.
gatesoftanhauser writes:
on August 7th, 2009 at 8:35:57 AM

Starring: Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Samuel J Jackson, Ice Cube, Ed,die Griffin Shia Lebouf and Nic Cage. If any of these actors are attached, it WILL suck.
Ranger writes:
on August 7th, 2009 at 10:11:43 AM

Ahh... you left out Coleman and Lohan my friend!

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