Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Rachel McAdams In Early Talks For Marvel's Doctor Strange
She's considering a lead role
Richard Linklater Considering The Rosie Project
He may direct Jennifer Lawrence in the book adaptation
Bret McKenzie Writing Bob: The Musical's Songs
Tom Cruise still circling the lead and Michael Chabon may script it
The Vicious Brothers Directing Horror Pic Temple
From a script by The Guest's Simon Barrett
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
20 July 2015
Guillermo Del Toro Shares 'Hard Facts' About Hellboy 3
'It's a little beyond Kickstarter...'
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Book Of Life (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Pacific Rim (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Drive (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Conan The Barbarian (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Tangled (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ron Perlman Saddles Up For The Virginian
He's on for a Western remake

25 March 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Ron Perlman plays a tough, saddle-happy gang type in TV’s Sons Of Anarchy, but he’ll be swapping bikes for horses for a new take on Owen Wister’s Western novel The Virginian, which will also star country singer-turned-actor Trace Adkins.

If the title sounds familiar, it’s because the book has been adapted for the screen several times since it was first published back in 1902. The most famous versions have included the 1929 Gary Cooper film and the long-running TV series, which was aired on NBC from 1962 until 1971.

Adkins will play the enforcer for a cattle baron (Perlman), who digs into a cattle-rustling problem afflicting the local community and finds more than he bargained for.

Producers Jack and Joseph Nasser are backing this one, with Thomas Makowski directing from Bob Thiekle’s script. Shooting kicks off this week in Vancouver.

Perlman will make his traditional appearance in Guillermo del Toro’s latest, Pacific Rim, which lands here on July 12 and has just released a new poster. He’s also worked on indie movies Angry Little God, Kid Cannabis and Poker Night. Adkins, who has appeared in the likes of The Lincoln Lawyer, is lined up for Civil War miniseries To Appomattox.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Brady Corbet Joins Paradise Lost
With Benicio Del Toro & Josh Hutcherson
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

Sven Hansen-Løve Talks Eden
The house DJ on France’s answer to 24 Hour Party People

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

David O. Russell Talks Through First Joy Trailer
The writer/director breaks down the Jennifer Lawrence Oscar hopeful

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)