superhero movies are out: classic A Fistful of Dollars remade
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superhero movies are out: classic A Fistful of Dollars remade

Jul 09, 2024 3:51 PM

A Fistful of Dollars, the original spaghetti western that launched a genre, is getting a remake. Hollywood's shift from superhero flicks to reviving classic genres sees this iconic Clint Eastwood film returning to the big screen. Produced by Euro Gang Entertainment and Rome-based Jolly Film, details on the remake's cast, writer, and start date remain under wraps. Originally directed by Sergio Leone in 1964, A Fistful of Dollars follows a wandering gunman who pits two rival factions against each other. Notably, the film itself is an unlicensed remake of Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, leading to a successful lawsuit by Toho.

Who is producing the remake of A Fistful of Dollars?

The remake of A Fistful of Dollars is being produced by Euro Gang Entertainment, in collaboration with Gianni Nunnari, Simon Horsman, Enzo Sisti of FPC, and Jolly Film, the studio behind the original film.

Released in 1964, A Fistful of Dollars starred Clint Eastwood and was directed by Sergio Leone. The film was acclaimed for its gritty narrative and unique style, setting the tone for the spaghetti western genre. It spawned two sequels, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, further cementing its legacy in cinema history. The original itself was an unlicensed adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo, leading to a notable lawsuit that Kurosawa and production company Toho won, securing 15% of the film’s revenue.

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Mr. Bison Mr. Bison commented on: 2024-07-09 16:24:03
Looks like Hollywood's nostalgia train is making another stop with the remake of A Fistful of Dollars It'll be interesting to see how they modernize a film that not only defined a genre but also had its own roots in a legendary samurai flick.
Miss Peachy Miss Peachy commented on: 2024-07-09 16:12:04
This remake of *A Fistful of Dollars* could breathe new life into the spaghetti western genre, especially with Euro Gang Entertainment and Jolly Film at the helm. It'll be intriguing to see who they cast to fill Clint Eastwood's iconic boots and how they plan to modernize the classic tale.
Rolling R!ck Rolling R!ck commented on: 2024-07-09 16:06:04
Man, seeing Hollywood take a swing at a Spaghetti Western classic like A Fistful of Dollars is wild Gotta wonder if they'll capture that Sergio Leone magic or if it’ll be just another flick lost in translation.
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