Relativity Studios has acquired the remake rights to the classic Fred Zinneman 1952 Oscar-winning western “High Noon” which starred Gary Cooper. Relativity will produce, finance and distribute the new film.
The original centered on retiring sheriff Will Kane, who vows to stand alone to protect his small town when he learns that a vicious local criminal has been released from prison and is coming back to seek his revenge.
The modernized version will be set in the present day along the cartel-controlled U.S.-Mexico border, and marks Relativity’s first new project since emerging from bankruptcy in April.
Dana Brunetti, Karen Kramer and Stephen S. Jaffe will produce.