LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Western hero Wyatt Earp is getting the sci-fi treatment via Sam Raimi.
The director of the first three “Spider-Man” films is attached to shoot “Earp: Saints for Sinners,” a DreamWorks project based on a graphic novel.
Earp — best known for the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, where he fought alongside his two brothers and compadre Doc Holliday — is placed in a futuristic world where he takes on outlaws in a ravaged society whose only remaining boomtown is Las Vegas.
Raimi next directs “Oz, the Great and Powerful,” a prequel of sorts of “The Wizard of Oz,” for Disney. Wyatt Earp got the big-screen treatment twice in the 1990s, first in “Tombstone” where he was played by Kurt Russell, and then in an eponymous film starring Kevin Costner.