Whoa. This should be very interesting. The next film for Joel and Ethan Coen will be a western called 'True Grit'. Yes, this is the same western that starred John Wayne, and won his an Oscar. Variety is saying that this is not a traditional remake because this time around the film will be more faithful to the book than the 1969 original film. So this will be more of a new adaptation from the Charles Portis novel. Variety reports:
Portis' novel is about a 14-year-old girl who, along with an aging U.S. marshal and another lawman, tracks her father's killer in hostile Indian territory.
But while the original film was a showcase for Wayne, the Coens' version will tell the tale from the girl's p.o.v.
Pic will be their first period Oater.
Project reteams the brothers with Scott Rudin, their partner on the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men." The Coens wrote the screenplay.
The movie is being developed at Paramount Pictures. I loved the original John Wayne film. I am a huge fan of westerns, and I can't help but always enjoy a good Coen Brothers movie. I am really excited to see what they do with this one. I imagine it being something quite amazing actually. A Coen Brother period Western flick. You can't go wrong.
The Coen Brothers just completed a movie called 'A Serious Man' for Focus Features.