A Fistful of Dollars Series in the Works at Mark Gordon Pictures
brings word that Mark Gordon Pictures is developing a TV series adaptation of A Fistful of Dollars, based on the 1964 spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Sergio Leone.
Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones) is reportedly in talks to adapt the series for the small screen. According to the outlet, Mark Gordon Pictures has acquired the rights to the film as well as Akira Kurosawa’s 1961 movie Yojimbo, which A Fistful of Dollars was based on.
A Fistful of Dollars tells the story of a wandering stranger, “The Man With No Name,” who comes to a town riddled with violence and uses wit and skill to trick the town’s competing gangs into destroying each other. The series will apparently pull from the original source material in a contemporary retelling of the story that launched Eastwood’s career.
, Oscar-nominated producer Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, Grey’s Anatomy) launched the new production company, Mark Gordon Pictures, which is backed by Entertainment One (eOne). Mark Gordon Pictures has an existing deal with the company to acquire, develop, and produce projects “spanning multiple genres and mediums.”