Deadwood may – may – be coming to theaters, according to a recent tweet from seminal character actor and star of the HBO show, Garret Dillahunt.
Wednesday evening, Gillahunt hinted at “credible rumors” of Deadwood making its theatrical bow via Twitter:
— Garret Dillahunt (@garretdillahunt) August 13, 2015
Dillahunt starred as Francis Wolcott in the HBO series, which ran for three seasons before budgetary constraints forced the show off the air.
Naturally, this has fans of HBO’s Western all abuzz with the possibilities. Bringing Deadwood to the silver screen makes sense on a couple of fronts. First of all, the writing and the textures of the show beg for a sweeping, epic treatment. More importantly, if you ask me, we are in another one of those “Westerns are dead” doldrums in Hollywood. Perhaps The Hateful Eight will revive the Western first, but Deadwood could also change that stigma for the better.