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« on: July 09, 2004, 10:37:43 PM »

There is a rumor making the rounds in Hollywood that Clint is interested in doing a remake of "The Shootist" for his final western....just like John Wayne!  Note:  This "rumor" was told to me by the same people who said last fall that Eastwood was interest in a World War 2 movie with Spielberg.  If this is even remotely true, it would be awesome!  Keep your fingers crossed!!!
Has anyone also heard this?
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2004, 10:52:55 PM »

No, and I'll believe it when I see it on the front page of Variety.  ;)

shawnmcq, I'd prefer not to see rumors posted here at all unless there is a source for them that can be cited. If the "people" who told you this did so in confidence, you shouldn't even post as much as you have. If not, may we know who they are, and why they are likely to have insight into Eastwood's plans?
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2004, 02:36:53 AM »


I just wanted to add that like Dirty Harry and Bullitt that we have much stronger word on being remade, this again even with Eastwood will not have the same effect as the original.

I much prefer Eastwood over Wayne, however this will always be the perfect swansong for John Wayne and that is that.


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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2004, 02:38:32 AM »

i haven't noticed clint make a remake of anything
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2004, 01:58:33 PM »

Vik wasn't A Fistful of Dollars a remake of Yojimbo?  ;)
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2004, 08:14:17 PM »

I too would be interested in hearing any more information that you may have on this potential project, but honestly, I don't think it would be a very good idea, for several reasons. First, I think it would be pretty disrespectful to John Wayne and I don't think Eastwood would want that. Secondly, at this point in his career, I don't really see Eastwood doing remakes and especially not for a western. Eastwood has always said that he would need a really good script and for it to be new and different, and a remake of a successful, classic western, directed by his mentor Don Siegel of all people doesn't seem to me to fit that criteria. Yes, Eastwood did do Pale Rider, which was heavily influenced by Shane, but that wasn't exactly a remake, and that was nearly 20 years ago. As has been pointed out in this thread, Yojimbo was the basis for the first spaghetti western, but that was 40 years ago. For now, I don't hold a whole lot of stock in this rumor, and would be rather surprised if it turned out to be true, but if you've got more information, I'd be happy to hear it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2004, 11:38:11 PM »

yeh chessie - but he didn't direct it and if like most of us you hadn't seen the other movie - it was original ;)
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2004, 06:43:54 AM »

Hate to add to a rumor thread but I find it absurd to suggest that Clint would direct, produce and star in a remake of any movie.  Especially one like The Shootist which was the final film for Wayne and which everybody knew Wayne was dying when he was shooting it.

If Clint does another western, it will undoubtably be an original take on the genre.
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2004, 05:20:51 PM »

yeh chessie - but he didn't direct it and if like most of us you hadn't seen the other movie - it was original ;)

Yes Vik, quite so  ;) ;D
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2004, 04:21:42 AM »

do i intend to see yojimbo - nope - why because i prefer fistful of dollars - just the way it is  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2004, 05:00:06 AM »

As I recall, Clint amitted that "Pale Rider" was basically a remake of "Shane".
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2004, 05:15:31 AM »

so - gotta point there - still prefer pale rider
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2004, 07:40:04 AM »

Hi Guys:

                  Personally, i can't see Eastwood doing a remake of ' The Shootist". I can see him maybe doing something similiar in those terms, but if that was the case, it would be cool to end his acting career with the western that he started in which would be the Spaghetti genre. By the time Eastwood gets around doing this If he plans on doing the WW2 film, The Bio on the astronaut and Staryhorne...the man will be 76-77 years old...Eastwood still can kick butt, but I can't see him doing another western after Unforgiven....

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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2004, 09:23:08 AM »

somebody has to after open range - gee that was slow and gee it was dull and gee ... i could go on boss
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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2004, 10:33:14 AM »

If this was true it would have been picked up by now by all the movie news/rumour sites out there.  

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I'll believe it when I see it on the front page of Variety.

Even though I don't get Variety, I'll believe it when I see it, but for now, I believe it's just wishful thinking on a fans part.  ;)
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2004, 03:01:53 PM »

Yeah, both Fistfull of Dollars and Pale Rider were remakes of earlier films... but both of these were vastly different and original.   Fistfull even had some of the same lines as Yojimbo but yet it had a distinctly different style to it.  And Pale Rider was miles different than Shane, even though it had the similar premise of an outsider protecting the town from thugs.  But Pale Rider had the mystical, religious story line to it whereas Shane was a straight story.

I could see Clint doing a western similar in story to The Shootist but certainly not a close remake of it.  There would basically be no reason to remake a John Wayne movie.
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2004, 03:03:27 PM »

Hey, I really liked Open Range.  Thought it was one of the better non-Clint westerns I've seen in quite a long time.

somebody has to after open range - gee that was slow and gee it was dull and gee ... i could go on boss
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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2004, 01:51:58 PM »

That would be interesting to see how Mr Eastwood would handle the remake. I wonder if Ron Howard would be involved in this project. Even if this is a rumour and all. That would be a great tribute to the Duke. God Bless John Wayne.
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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2004, 05:11:59 PM »

Clint would never do a remake at this point in his career and life.  I don't see this happening.   8)
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2004, 03:57:22 AM »

any news on the remake rumours? i'd like 2know if this happens
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