CBS & Columbus Reboot “The Rifleman”

CBS has closed deals for a reboot of the 50’s CBS western drama series “The Rifleman” says Deadline.

The 1880s-set show followed Lucas McCain, a Civil war hero and widower with a haunted past who who moves to the uncharted New Mexico territory to raise his son.

There he becomes the unofficial guardian of the local town. “The Wild Bunch” helmer Sam Peckinpah created the series which starred Chuck Connors and ran for five seasons.

Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier are penning the script while Chris Columbus is set to direct the pilot and executive produce the show.