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Giddyup! Sam Raimi to take on the legend of Wyatt Earp.


raimi-wyatt-earpImage Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos; Everett CollectionSam Raimi will put some sci-fi into the spurs of Old West hero Wyatt Earp in his adaptation of the graphic novel Earp: Saints for Sinners. The story imagines Earp battling villains and outlaws in a futuristic Las Vegas. (Those looking to brush up on their Earp lore in anticipation of the movie can choose from the more staid Kevin Costner version or the more zippy Tombstone, which features a bravura performance by Val Kilmer as TB-ridden Doc Holliday.) Of course, this is not all Raimi has on his plate – the director will next helm the unequivocally cool-sounding Oz, the Great and the Powerful, an apparent prequel to The Wizard of Oz, for Disney. (I love this man! And if you haven’t yet seen the ridiculously fun Drag Me to Hell, remedy this wrong and rent that sucker pronto.)

Does the combination of Raimi, sci-fi, and Wyatt Earp do your soul good? Will there be horses in Las Vegas’ future? Who could fill our titular hero’s well-worn boots? Kilmer or Dennis Quaid as the Doc? I’ve already cast my vote and submit my defense here: