CLINT EASTWOOD AND SERGIO LEONE'S GREATEST SPAGHETTI WESTERN IS GETTING A REMAKE

A Clint Eastwood classic will soon be reimagined. A Fistful of Dollars, a beloved spaghetti Western film starring Eastwood, is getting a new remake.

Per Deadline, production is moving forward with a remake of A Fistful of Dollars. The remake will come from Gianni Nunnari (300) and Simon Horsman's (Magazine Dreams) Euro Gang Entertainment along with FPC's Enzo Sisti (Ripley) and the producer of the original movie, Jolly Film. Because the project is in its early stages, no director, writer, or cast members have yet been revealed.

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"I am delighted to partner with Gianni again having just worked with him on Those About to Die, and with Simon on the remake of this classic film, which created a whole new sub-genre in film spawning over 500 European westerns," Sisti said of the new project in a statement.

Nunnari and Horsman also said, "Enzo is one of the most experienced producers in the film business, and we are fortunate to call him our partner on this incredible project. We are determined to produce a remake that does justice to the great Sergio Leone’s classic.”

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Reportedly, it is believed that the remake will be an English-language film, but that hasn't been confirmed just yet. It will likely see a similar story compared to the original film, which was itself an unofficial remake of the Japanese movie Yojimbo. The film stars Clint Eastwood in his first starring role as an unnamed gunslinger who plays two rival families against each other during a power struggle in a Mexican village.

A Fistful of Dollars, directed by Sergio Leone with unforgettable music by Ennio Morricone, was written by Adriano Bolzoni, Mark Lowell, and Victor Andres Catena. Along with Eastwood in the lead, the film also starred Marianne Koch, Josef Effer, Wolfgang Lukschy, Gian Maria Volonte, and Daniel Martin. The movie was released in 1964 in Italy followed by a U.S. release in 1967.

A Fistful of Dollars Spawned a Spaghetti Western Trilogy

The spaghetti Western would wind up as one of the most celebrated genre films ever made. Its acclaim and popularity would result in two sequels made in the form of 1965's For a Few Dollars More and 1966's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The follow-up films were also well-received, and altogether, the movies make up what is known as the "Man with No Name Trilogy." That refers to Eastwood's unnamed character serving as the protagonist in all three of the films.

A Fistful of Dollars is currently streaming on Prime Video, Max, and AMC+.

Source: Deadline

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