LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The 1969 movie classic Butch Cassidy and
The Sundance Kid ends with neither of the famous outlaws appearing
to survive a 1908 shootout with Bolivian soldiers.
But Butch at least will ride again in a film entitled Blackthorn that
begins shooting in Bolivia next month.
American actor and playwright Sam Shepard plays the real-life Robert LeRoy
Parker, who led the Hole in the Wall Gang.
Cesar Perez is the director of Bolivia's national cinema council.
He said Tuesday that Spaniard Mateo Gil
is directing the story of Cassidy's attempt to return to the United States.
Gil is known for his screenplay of The Sea Inside.
The new film plot has Cassidy feeling compelled to commit just one
more robbery before he can retire.
Ok, time to insert my opinion here. Is this movie really necessary??
Paul Newman and Robert Redford did such a wonderful
job with the original that, to me anyway, it seemed complete.
The story was, in effect, told. Done, finis, kaput.
I have a lot of faith in Sam Shepard, so the only thing I can say is "we'll see."
But, I think the best thing anyone can do is just go back and rewatch the original.
It still stands the test of time.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
"Butch Cassidy" Sequel... Huh?!?
So, I'm sifting through some entertainment news when I come across this headline from USAToday.com: