Earlier this year we found out that HBO had committed to making a Deadwood movie after those whispers that they were considering it made the rounds a year ago.
At the time series creator David Milch was working on another project, and the plan was that he would begin working on the Deadwood movie screenplay after he finished work on that project. All of this appears to be falling into place with word that Milch is in fact writing the script now.
It was HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo who confirmed they were committed to making the movie, saying:
“David has our commitment that we are going to do it. He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be — and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.”
But Lombardo has since departed that position, replaced by Casey Bloys.
Speaking during the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Bloys said briefly:
“David is writing the script. We haven’t read it yet…I imagine it will be very good.”
But unlike Lombardo, apparently Bloys wasn’t willing to say they are 100% committed to making the movie. Only that he “feels good” about the project and that he is impatiently awaiting the chance to read what Milch has come up with. This will no doubt upset fans of the series who were under the impression that it was definitely coming.
Even so, it sounds like all is moving in the right direction and it would take a disaster for the movie to not get made whenever the screenplay is completed. For now we can only wait and hope that the stars will align; that the script will be to HBO’s liking, the many great stars of the show can work out their schedules, and the movie will eventually make it to our eyes.
[Source: via Collider]