Constantin Rebooting “Winnetou” Westerns

Constantin Film is planning to revive Karl May’s “Winnetou” series of westerns with Oscar-winning “Dances with Wolves” scribe Michael Blake to pen the script adaptation says The Hollywood Reporter.

Nearly a dozen Winnetou films were made in Germany in the 60’s with French actor Pierre Brice as the titular Apache chief and American Lex Barker as his friend and blood brother Old Shatterhand.

Like ‘Wolves’, his paints native Americans as the heroes and white settlers mainly as villains. Robert Kulzer and Martin Moszkowicz will produce.