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Eminem "Have Gun – Will Travel"

Posted By on June 13, 2006

Detroit rapper Eminem will return to the big screen in a remake of the classic television series Have Gun – Will Travel.

The Grammy-winning lyricist will star in the Paramount Pictures film, which will offer a contemporary spin on the 1950’s Western series that starred Richard Boone.

The setting could be Eminem’s hometown of Detroit, but those details have yet to be worked out, Variety reports, adding that Paramount has an 18-month option to develop Have Gun as an action drama for Eminem.

The new movie will be “revamped from the original, with some characters based loosely on ones from the series as well as nods to certain story points,” Paul Rosenberg, Eminem’s manager told Variety.

Although the rapper will be cast as a bounty hunter, it’s unlikely the character will mirror Boone’s Paladin, a brandy-sipping, Shakespeare-quoting, chess player.

Interscope/Shady/Aftermath Films will produce the film and Eminem may contribute to some portion of the soundtrack or score.

The acquisition of Eminem is the newest development in the quest to bring Have Gun to movie theaters.

John Travolta was once attached to star in the film, which had long been developed as a period piece.

Have Gun – Will Travel joins 1987’s Wanted: Dead or Alive on the list of contemporary remakes of classic TV westerns.

That film, a revision of the old Steve McQueen series, starred Rutger Hauer as the descendant of McQueen’s bounty hunter.

Have Gun is Eminem’s second foray in to the world of motion pictures.

The rapper’s first movie, 8 Mile, earned him an Academy Award for Best Song for the track “Lose Yourself.”

Source: All Hip Hop

  • Sandro Suzart

    well i have emotinal contemporary songs at One Drive that,the music,lies to sandro_suzart@hotmail.com pass:2pacisalive

  • I am going to Detroit to the Monster Tour! 😀

  • April

    That is so stupid people trash talk about other people’s songs all the time but this nigga what’s 8 million cause em said his songs name hey well maybe he helped people to find your song and listen to it cause nobody would have listened to it if em wouldn’t have methioned it

  • FukBoi

    Nobody knows these fools trashing em’s verse so it don’t mean shit. Your followers, re-tweet count and opinions are trash

  • Lora

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

  • Lora

    need a doctor…