Butch Cassidy to ride again in Blackthorn

Of all the movie and/or story genres out there, the only one I can think of as being uniquely American is that of the Western; however, it’s a genre in which some of the best films have been made by non-Americans (see: Sergio Leone’s The Dollars Trilogy).

According to Variety, Spanish producer Ibon Cormenzana and Arcadia Motion Pictures hope to continue that trend with a Western called Blackthorn, to be directed by Mateo Gil (writer for Open Your Eyes).

What’s more, Cormenzana aims to strike at the heart of one of Hollywood’s contemporary classics by suggesting that not only did he survive the Bolivian gunfight at the end of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but that 15 years later, a disguised Cassidy would pull yet another “final heist” to try and earn the goods to return to the U.S.

Here’s a little more about the plot:

Noriega plays a trigger-happy cowboy who loses Cassidy’s life savings, pushing Cassidy (Sam Shepard) into a final job, a mine heist. Stephen Rea [plays] a railroad employee, originally sent after Cassidy following his string of U.S. bank robberies, who’s still keen to hunt Cassidy down.

Filming will begin next March in Spain and Bolivia.

Posted on November 16, 2009 at 06:02 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
In: News

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  1. Written by sanpedreno
    on 2010-05-27 at 04:56
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    ABC de España. said that the entire movie will be filmed only in Bolivia.
    http://www.elpotosi.net/noticias/2010/pelicula/

  2. Written by sanpedreno
    on 2010-05-27 at 04:57
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    ABC de España. said that the entire movie will be filmed only in Bolivia.
    http://www.elpotosi.net/noticias/2010/pelicula/

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