Eminem: Has Gun, Will Travel
Posted on June 13, 2006
Eminem has finally chosen a film to be a follow up to his acting debut in 8 Mile. The rapper and budding actor will star in a modern remake of Have Gun, Will Travel. The modern retelling will have Eminem playing a bounty hunter and it could be set in Detroit. MTV is reporting that Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg is listed as a producer.
Rosenberg told Daily Variety that the movie will be a revamp of the original series, with some characters based loosely on ones from the series and a few references to storylines from the original. While the movie will be an action-based drama, Em will likely be involved in either scoring the film or performing on the soundtrack.Rosenberg told Variety, "When this property essentially became available we discussed it and brought it to Marshall and he was very intrigued and excited about the concept."
There's no definite timetable for the movie, but Variety reports that producers and Paramount Pictures are trying to get it on the fast track. Paramount has been looking for a good "8 Mile" follow-up, and Em and his camp reportedly had a hard time finding something they were happy with.
He was really good in 8 Mile and the new film sounds interesting. Still, we'd rather see Em with some longer hair in a real western outfit on a horse. We just know he could play an outlaw and make it work.
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