Thursday, July 28, 2011
Will Gallows Film to Contain Elton's Music
Elton John’s Rocket Pictures, which produced Gnomeo, has revealed plans to adapt Derek Keilty’s Will Gallows novel into a kid-friendly film. The story centers on a young cowboy who embarks on adventures in a fantasy land. Deadline reports that Gnomeo writer-director Kelly Asbury will helm the first film, which will be based on the book Will Gallows and the Snake Bellied Troll. Keilty has a second Gallows book, titled Will Gallows and the Thunder-Dragon’s Roar, hitting shelves February 2012, which of course could fuel a sequel if the first film makes any waves.
“It’s a classic cowboy story for kids, set in an amazing world,” John said in a statement. Truthfully, doesn’t that sum up Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens, aside from the fact that it’s for children? Still, with Harry Potter hopping on his broomstick and flying out of Hollywood, the industry is searching for something – anything – to fill the family-fantasy void, and Will Gallows could be a hit. At the very least, it should have a rocking soundtrack, as Deadline reports that just like Gnomeo, the film will have a “strong musical element” that likely will showcase new and classic Elton John songs. I’m already putting in a request for My Father’s Gun, which sounds like a natural fit.
- Cinema Blend