Producer Gianni Nunnari is taking a break from the sword-and-sandal epics he's worked on (Zack Snyder's '300' and currently Tarsem Singh's 'Immortals') to play his hand at a western. Warner Bros. has picked up T.S. Nowlin's script for 'Wild Guns,' which has been described as a hybrid of 'Tombstone' and 'Sherlock Holmes.'
The story follows gunslingers Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday and takes place after the Civil War. The men set out to rescue the daughter of Sitting Bull, who has been kidnapped by a shaman with mysterious powers who has been ravaging the western plains. No cast or director have been attached to the project at this time.
Earp's been played by everyone from Henry Fonda to Burt Lancaster, Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner. Holliday's been tackled by the likes of Kirk Douglas, Jason Robards, Val Kilmer and Dennis Quaid. The Old West duo are best-remembered for the famous 1881 gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz., which has been the subject of many movies -- some historically accurate and some not.