Yesterday, actor Garret Dillahunt tweeted “So uh…I’m hearing credible rumors about a #Deadwood movie”. Deadwood is serious business. But Entourage only finished in 2011 and the movie talk never really stopped in the interim.
Well, here’s the biggest drop yet: Garrett Dillahunt, who played two roles on “Deadwood” as Wild Bill Hicock assassin Jack McCall and psychotic geologist Francis Wolcott, revealed on Twitter that there are finally some new talks about HBO reviving “Deadwood” as a movie.
HBO has confirmed that “very preliminary discussions” are going on to restore the “Deadwood” series and turn it into a film.
“Deadwood”, which starred Ian McShane as merciless saloon owner Al Swearengen, ran for three seasons before officially ending its run in 2008.
Back in 2004, a cutting edge new series called Deadwood premiered on HBO and both reintroduced us to the Old West and reintroduced us to repetitive vulgarity. Creator David Milch was also reportedly offered a shorter fourth season of the series but allegedly rejected the idea. Maybe this will be a chance to see if that is actually how it would work out.
The drama co-starred Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, and Brad Douriff, and is widely considered to be one of HBO’s best earlier series alongside “The Wire” and “The Sopranos”.
So cast your lot in with Dillahunt, “Deadwood” fans, in urging HBO to make the long awaited movie revival happen. Whether they’ll become more than conversations is something else altogether.