Hi everyone, Bryan here…
Relativity Studios has acquired the rights to remake the 1952 Oscar winning film ‘High Noon‘, which will be a modern day take on the original film. The original movie was about a sheriff who protected his small town, when he found out a ruthless criminal had ben released from prison and was coming to exact his revenge . The film won four Oscars and starred Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. It is definitely one of the finer films of all time.
This new remake will be set in present day along the U.S. – Mexico border, where the cartels control everything. I imagine the drug trade and political climate of our current nation will be put it into place here as well. According to THR, Relativity Studios was bankrupt earlier this year, but became whole again in April, where their first project was this ‘High Noon‘ remake. The new president of Relativity is Dana Brunetti, and is looking to make the studio a top contender once a gain. Brunetti’s past projects include: ‘House of Cards‘, ‘Captain Phillips‘, and ‘The Social Network‘, so needless to say, he’s not exactly a light-weight.
“High Noon is one of the most iconic films of all time,” said Brunetti. “I’m honored to be a part of modernizing this timeless story and bringing it to a new generation.”
“Stanley’s signature films were about social justice, in one form or another,” Karen Kramer said. “And in High Noon, he even struck an early blow for the empowerment of women. We are delighted to be making this picture with Relativity.”
Relativity has made this their number one project for the time being and are currently looking for a director, writer, and production crew, as well as cast. I hope this film has stood the test of time and continues to be great. With the anticipation of the upcoming ‘Magnificent Seven’ remake, I’m sure Relativity is keeping a close eye on how well it does, so they can model their marketing and beats accordingly.