Filmmaker David L. Hunt (Greater) and producer Thomas Olaimey of Classical Entertainment are in development on a remake of the classic 1952 western High Noon, having closed a deal with Karen Kramer, the widow of original producer Stanley Kramer.
Directed by Fred Zinnemann, High Noon saw Gary Cooper in an Oscar-winning turn as Marshal Will Kane, a lawman who finds himself standing alone to protect his town from a vicious outlaw who is arriving on the noon train hell bent on revenge.
“High Noon is legendary – the small, thoughtful western with big ideas that went on to become one of the most iconic motion pictures of all time,” said Hunt (via Deadline). “It is an honor to be given the opportunity to bring the depth and power of the original to our own cultural moment.”
I congratulate Thomas and David for their enthusiasm and passion for remaking this classic film about a man who stood for justice, when standing for justice was most difficult,” said Kramer, who will executive produce the new film. “Its theme is the hallmark of many Stanley Kramer films and comes at a time when such a message is needed more than ever.”
Kramer had previously set up a remake at Relativity Media, which would have been a contemporary retelling set on the U.S. / Mexico border. The project fell apart with Relativity’s collapse.
via Flickering Myth