Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti western A Fistful of Dollars is the foundation of a Tv line in development from Mark Gordon Pictures. The creation companionship, only just formed in August by former PGA head Mark Gordon and backed by longtime spouse company eOne, is starting off their slate strong by buying up the rights to adapt the seminal work for a contemporary remake.
Directed by Sergio Leone, A Fistful of Dollars( which is actually itself only a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s samurai film, Yojimbo) follows a nameless explorer who opposes rival organizations of a hazardous municipality against each other. Released in Italy in 1964 and then America in 1967, the movie both popularized Clint Eastwood as a leading man and spaghetti westerns as a genre in the states, leading to the two sequels that even off the “man with no name” trilogy as well as a cavalcade of same films.
Deadline expressed the view that Mark Gordon Pictures has secured the rights to both A Fistful of Dollars and Yojimbo, and aim to tell an original, contemporary form of the floor. Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman, who is also helping on Amazon’s swelling upcoming Lord of the Rings series, is in talks to adapt. No other news has been liberated about development projects, but a large IP like A Fistful of Dollars shouldn’t have too much trouble locate a buyer.
It’s worth pointing out that Mark Gordon Pictures only has the human rights of A Fistful of Dollars and Yojimbo , not the other two “man with no name” movies, the most popular of which far and away is The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. It’s not impossible to adapt a singular movie, especially one so famously( even intentionally) devoid of dialogue and character writing, into a series. It is, nonetheless, a more difficult sell, given that spaghetti westerns have become significantly less popular since the 1960 s.
The aim of the producers, so they say, is to tell a more contemporary version of this history, only drawing from the source material for inspiration. In the modern age of anti-westerns and neo-westerns, the archetype of The Man With No Name has descended out of favor, with gruff, stoic male heroes if anything considered a tired and unhealthy stereotype now. “Contemporary” will have to be the operative parole for the team behind this adaptation if they want it to work, but that isn’t to say there’s no chamber for good westerns anymore. The proposition of A Fistful of Dollars, or rather Yojimbo,( but it doesn’t matter because the producers now own both) is a perfect kind of simple. There’s a lot more room to stretch forth and explore the concept than there are with most modern TV aviators, and with streamers always looking to buy, there might be arranges this remaking could find room to be bloody and harsh without fully letting go of its spaghetti roots.
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