Paramount Pictures is developing a remake of the classic western “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” for IM Global.
Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne starred in the 1962 John Ford-directed original. The pair played a lawyer and a cowboy who teamed up to kill the outlaw leader Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin) who was terrorizing a frontier town.
The remake is tipped to be set in a relatively contemporary period, such as as 1980s Western Pennsylvania during the collapse of the steel and auto industries, but no final decision has yet been made.
A writer is being sought as original scribe Terence Winter (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Boardwalk Empire”), who had earlier been attached, is no longer involved. Matt Jackson will produce.