It’s Friday so why not kick back with some ice cold ones and watch one of the cheesiest films ever made.
Directed by Sam Peckinpah, WTF was he on in 78′, (or more to the point what wasn’t he on?), it stars Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young and is based entirely on the Country & Western song of the same name penned by C.W. McCall and Chip Davis, about an abusive sheriff and a trucker out for revenge. Interesting to note that Peckinpah became a virtual Hollywood outcast for three full years following the heavy drinking, cocaine abuse and general bad behaviour on set.
A picture of the HMS Friday crew on our recent holiday trip to Tunisia.
Hollywood is gearing up to remake Sam Peckinpah’s seminal western epic The Wild Bunch, (our reaction to this news here). Apparently the success of the Cohen’s Brother’s recent release True Grit, which netted $129M at the box office, has given this proposal real legs after it had sat dormant for so long. No confirmed word yet on any casting or directing duties as it seems Warner Brothers are only toying with the notion at this stage, but even that doesn’t bode well.
Movie website Slashfilm have all the gory details surrounding this horrific idea along with information on the reboot of the Lethal Weapon franchise, (without the return of Adolf and Glover), and a possible remake of Westworld, which we are already betting will star Will Smith.