Westerns are a lot like musicals: Everyone keeps saying the genre's dead until somebody makes a great one… and then of course the genre quickly dies again, but whatever. Warner Bros. plans to resurrect the Western, presumably to play off of the (expected) success of this summer's Cowboys & Aliens, with Wild Guns, a spec script from T.S. Nowlin that pits cowboy legends Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday against an evil shaman with mysterious powers who has kidnapped Chief Sitting Bull's daughter. Something tells us this ain't gonna be one-a-them 'historically accurate' period flicks. Hollywood Reporter had the scoop.
T.S. Nowlin's been selling historical screenplays all over Hollywood lately: his script for Marco Polo was recently picked up, and his Christopher Columbus biography (the explorer, not the Bicentennial Man director) is currently scheduled to be directed by McG. So, you know… We're all in big, big trouble. Let's hope that Wild Guns finds its way into the hands of a director with a little class, or better yet: none at all.
Crave Online will return with more Wild Guns news as we head it off at the pass.