Before the US was infatuated with smash hits like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire or True Detective, one series on HBO was quietly going about its business with a fair amount of success. The Western Deadwood enjoyed a run from 2004 to 2006. All before hitting the cancel button after 3 seasons. Therefore leaving the fans of the eight time Emmy Award-winning show perplexed and infuriated that a critically acclaimed drama like this could be so unceremoniously dumped.
11 years later, much of the talk about the program has focused on a proposed fourth season. But, with no progress on that front, the chances of a movie edition has developed a fair amount of momentum. Now Ian McShane a.k.a. Al Swearengen has addressed the rumors to put the ball firmly in the court of the service provider, arguing that all the pieces are in place to make the project a reality.
2 Hours of Deadwood On The Cards
Talking with TV Line, McShane had as much confidence and patience with HBO as many of the viewers had since their departure from the television screen. With a cast that boasted the likes of Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Kim Dickens and Anna Gunn amongst many more, the actor explained that a script is there and he is willing to front the flick if and when it secures the green light.
McShane said: “ (A) two-hour movie script has been delivered to HBO. If they don’t deliver (a finished product), blame them."
You're move, HBO.
Fahrenheit Fires Up By Casting Two of the Best Michael's
Ray Bradbury’s iconic sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 451 will be getting a movie makeover courtesy of HBO. If this wasn't enough of a deal, production has signed on two of the biggest names in the industry today with Creed and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan alongside Man of Steel and Nocturnal Animals performer Michael Shannon.
99 Homes director Ramin Bahrani will link up with Shannon again as Amir Naderi will work with as an executive producer next to Jordan himself. The rest of the producing team will be rounded out with David Coatsworth, Sarah Green, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen.
Deadline gave a brief rundown of the synopsis:
"The dystopian novel, originally published in 1953, depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed and 'firemen' burn books. Young fireman Montag (Jordan) forsakes his world, battles his mentor Beatty (Shannon) and struggles to regain his humanity."