Sam Raimi to direct Earp: Saints and Sinners

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

I’m still disappointed that Sam Raimi won’t be doing SPIDER-MAN 4.  I really thought he’d give us a great film after being frustrated with SPIDER-MAN 3.  But he’s moving on to bigger and possibly better things and has just signed on for EARP: SAINTS AND SINNERS.  Earp was originally a comic book and is described as follows:

In a world where the American economy has all but collapsed to the levels of the Great Depression, infamous bandits roam the country and the law is as corrupt as the criminals its sworn to stop. Yet one lawman remains a steadfast moral compass for the people: WYATT EARP. Earp has collared more most-wanted men than anyone in history – but after a violent assignment claims the life of his brother, Wyatt sets out to forge a simple life in the only boomtown left: Las Vegas. With gorgeous women and free-flowing money on endless tap, Sin City attracts more people than a modern gold rush. Though Earp no longer wears a U.S. Marshall’s badge, his past is about to catch up to him. With nearly everything to lose, Earp will have to beat the odds stacked against him in order to bring old-fashioned justice to Sin City.

So it basically sounds like TOMBSTONE, but set in the future.  I’m sure this made for a cool comic book, but I hope this doesn’t start a trend where we take traditional storylines and just set them in different times in history.  Because there’s nothing original about that.

Sam Raimi

Source: Heat Vision

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