Wednesday, August 01, 2007

3:10 to Yuma -- Trailer

There is a new big budget wide release western scheduled for release this September. The title: 3:10 to Yuma based on an Elmore Leonard story. It is directed by James Mangold, and stars Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, and Peter Fonda. The Yahoo!Movies database description reads:

A rancher struggles to support his ranch and family during a long drought. Desperately needing money to build a well, he takes an assignment to transport a notorious felon, in the hands of authorities, to Yuma for imprisonment. But, once the two meet, the criminal tries to tempt him with--in exchange for allowing him to escape--an offer of much more money than the rancher ever expected, the result of a hidden loot.

This is the second film based on Elmore Leonard's 3:10 to Yuma. The first was released in 1957. It was directed by Delmer Daves, and starred Glenn Ford and Van Heflin.

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Anonymous said...

It sure doesn't resemble the original movie. I suppose if you think of it as a brand new movie, it might be OK.

Ben Boulden said...

I have to admit I have never seen the original, although I plan to change that in the next day or two. I found it at the library last night. My library has every DVD known to man or beast.

The new film doesn't seem to correspond with the short story either, other than the train, and the outlaw, but I know I'll see it on the big screen. It doesn't hurt that I have enjoyed Christian Bale's work for some time.