Thursday, February 18, 2021

Good Morning, World

I'm running late due to the NYC snow-storm and therefore being a little lazy with this morning's "Good Morning, World" post so we can get on with it -- that's a gif of Matthias Schoenaerts I've posted before; indeed there's a whole slew of similar ones at this link, along with video. But I'm not just bringing up Matthias for Matthias reasons (he is a reason unto himself, obviously) -- there is actually Matthias News! And I'm killing two birds. Looks like Matthias is doing a ten-episode series for Canal+ (which basically means French TV) that will be an adaptation of the Franco-Nero-starring Western series Django! Yes, the series in which...

... Franco Nero looked like that. Good grief. Anyway I don't know why "Matthias Schoenaerts playing a taciturn cowboy outlaw" never really occurred to me before, probably because I don't think about Westerns all that much, but it really is an excellent idea. Strong Silent Types are his jam. Here's what we know about this update as of now:

"Loosely based on the 1966 film of the same name by Italian director Sergio Corbucci, Django is described by the production as “a fresh new take on the Western genre with a contemporary and psychological twist.” 

It will follow Django, a gunslinger in the Wild West who is searching for his daughter who he believes escaped the murder of his family eight years ago. He comes across New Babylon, a city of outcasts she has created with her soon-to-be husband; she believes he will put the city in danger, but he is determined not to lose his daughter again. 

“It features extremely strong female characters and delivers a thought-provoking reappraisal of masculinity in the West genre,” said [director Francesca Comencini]."

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