Next up on Your Remake Roster, 1952 Western HIGH NOON
THR has reported that Relativity Studio's has obtained the rights for the classic 1952 Western High Noon. The remake will be a modernized version and will be set in the present day along the cartel-controlled U.S.-Mexico border. This will, at the very least, give Republicans a buzz in their pants (Will it have our wall???).
The original High Noon centered on retiring sheriff Will Kane, who vows to stand alone to protect his small town when he learns that a vicious local criminal has been released from prison and is coming back to seek his revenge. The film won four Oscars, including one for best actor by Gary Cooper as the sheriff. Considered one of the all-time classics of cinema, it also starred Grace Kelly as Kane's pacifist wife and employed the ticking-clock timeline that made it more of a dramatic thriller than a Western.“High Noon is one of the most iconic films of all time,” said (Relativity president Dana) Brunetti. “I’m honored to be a part of modernizing this timeless story and bringing it to a new generation.”
Relativity has placed a high priority on the project and is already searching for a writer, and follow up with a director.