Saturday, December 13, 2008

Uh-Oh

Hopalong Cassidy Will Return to the Silver Screen: "300 producer Mark Canton is teaming up with Pterodactyl Productioins to bring two classic stories back to life. According to Variety, Canton is reviving the classic tale of Bill 'Hopalong' Cassidy for a new film version.

The character was created in 1904 by Clarence E. Mulford, which appeared in several stories and novels before hitting the cinemas in 1935. William Boyd portrayed Cassidy in 66 films that spanned through the 30s, 40s and 50s. The character spawned a number of spin-offs into comic books and radio programs and became the first Western TV series in history. Cassidy was also the first character to ever appear on a lunchbox."

5 comments:

Richard Heft said...

The character already made a comeback in 1998, in a movie called GUNFIGHTER, directed by Christopher Coppola. Flop.

Bill Crider said...

It never played Alvin, TX.

Jerry House said...

Which Hopalong? Boyd's or Mulford's?

Bill Crider said...

Knowing Hollywood, I'd guess neither one.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I don't see many opportunities for CGI, so the film can't possibly succeed. Or will they make him a superhero? Mild-mannered and gimpy cowpuncher by day, atomic six-gun wielding avenger by night. Talk about high concept.