Gigantic Rumor: Brad Pitt for Red Dead Redemption

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Vapor warning: a gossip blog is reporting that Brad Pitt is the lead choice to play John Marston in a film version of the Rockstar Western video game Red Dead Redemption. Well, guess what? Sure he is! He’s Brad effin’ Pitt, which means he’s the first choice to play at least twenty-five percent of the leading roles floating around studio executive desks right now. But because the ‘rumor’ is now out there, it’s going to be everywhere, so we might as well manage expectations right now. Read More »

Red Dead Redemption

Last month we told you that director John Hillcoat would be directing a 30-minute trailer/machinima/short film for Rockstar Games newest video game, Red Dead Redemption. The short gives us “a glimpse inside the life of partially reformed outlaw John Marston as he journeys through the vanishing American west seeking out his former brothers in arms, all in the name of justice.” Basically, it looks like one long cut scene from the game. Seeing billboards advertising for this game all around Los Angeles, I’ve been very tempted to pick it up (who says advertising doesn’t work?).

As David said previously, “Hillcoat’s 2009 film The Road proved that Hillcoat has the ability to craft a dark, thematically rich drama, but Hillcoat’s Proposition also showed that he has a knack for westerns.” Which is likely why he was hired to helm this effort. The trailer is now online, and embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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John Hillcoat’s 2009 film The Road proved that Hillcoat has the ability to craft a dark, thematically rich drama, but Hillcoat’s Proposition also showed that he has a knack for westerns. Presumably, it’s this talent that Rockstar Games hoped to tap into when they hired Hillcoat to produce a 30-minute trailer/machinima for their new game, Red Dead Redemption. The game is a spiritual successor to their 2004 Red Dead Revolver. The trailer will air on Fox next month.
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