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Gunsmoke coming

08.05.2009

In today’s Hollywood culture of "adapt anything into a movie that you happen to remember from a while ago," it should come as no surprise that CBS is now turning GUNSMOKE into a feature film. The show was a massive hit in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. It spanned 20 seasons and was the longest running primetime series on TV until “The Simpsons” beat it out this year.

CBS has tapped NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS scribe Gregory Poirer to write the script, which promises to be “set in the same American West as the original but will feature a contemporary look and modern action twists.” Set in the American West but with a contemporary look? What does that mean? Cowboys wearing Banana Republic button downs? And I’ll interpret “modern action twists” to mean bullet-time effects and exploding helicopters wagons.

GUNSMOKE follows the adventures Marshal Matt Dillon, Galen “Doc” Adams and saloon-owner Miss Kitty Russell whose “modern twist” will probably a large pair of breasts spilling out of a corset. I don’t think this look is going to fly in 2010.

Extra Tidbit: Are there any shows on TV now that you think could last for 20 seasons? At its going rate, "Smallville" is halfway there.
Source: Risky Biz

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