Wednesday, August 22, 2012
CBS and Mamet Target "Have Gun- Will Travel"
CBS has teamed with David Mamet to direct/executive produce a TV pilot, rebooting the network's 1957 western TV series "Have Gun – Will Travel", retooled with more sex and violence, similar to "Deadwood".
The original series, created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow, aired on CBS, 1957-1963, including episodes written by Gene Roddenberry and directed by Sam Peckinpah, following 'Paladin', a gentleman gunfighter who preferred to settle problems without violence.
He lived in the 'Hotel Carlton' in San Francisco, where he dressed in formal attire, ate gourmet food and attended the opera. When 'working', he dressed in black, carried a derringer under his belt, used calling cards with a chess knight emblem and wore a black gunbelt with the same chess knight symbol in platinum attached to the holster.
He was a former Army officer and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, capable of speaking any foreign language. He also had a thorough knowledge of ancient history and classical literature, exhibiting a passion for legal principles and the rule of law.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Have Gun- Will Travel" including the Opening Theme composed by Bernard Herrmann...
Posted by Michael Stevens on Wednesday, August 22, 2012