I’m sure you knew about this but in case you didn’t, after rejoicing, click on this link and you will thrill to the news. You can see the trailer too. It’s being directed by Gore Verbinski, of Rango fame. He also directed JD in Pirates 1, 2 and 3. So he knows all about blockbuster adventure yarns. And, given Rango, I guess he knows a little about Westerns too, in a way.
This event, ah, triggered my lifelong love of Westerns and determination to seek out new ones.
There was talk that Columbia was going to make Tonto female, for the love interest. I ask you. I’m glad that idea was squashed.
The under-performance of Cowboys and Aliens gave the studio cold feet, apparently, but the movie is back on track and now scheduled for launch in July next year. I wonder if Butch Cavendish will have a pencil mustache.
Anyway, it’s all very exciting, is it not? "Hi-yo, Silver! Away!"