How many of you knew that a new version of TRUE GRIT was coming out? It is, and it's a Coen Brothers production starring Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn, who was immortalized by John Wayne in the original 1969 movie. The new movie is coming out this Christmas whether you like it or not.
Today, Gary Dobbs over at THE TAINTED ARCHIVE has some thoughts on the subject as well as some official photos from the new movie.
Personally, I'm looking forward to the new movie. For one thing, I love Jeff Bridges. I also trust the Coen Brothers - in my opinion they have made some stinkers, but on the whole they are truly brilliant filmmakers and most of their movies have been more than satisfactory. I consider FARGO, O BROTHER WHERE ARE THOU, and BARTON FINK some of the finest movies to appear over the last twenty years. And finally, I was thrilled by the remake of 3:10 TO YUMA and I want this trend of good western remakes to continue. I think it's good for Hollywood and vitally necessary for the western genre to survive.