September 18, 2006 06:51:15 GMT
Lionsgate has picked up the distribution rights to James Mangold's "3:10 to Yuma."
Things apparently keep heading toward better direction for "3:10 to Yuma", a remake of the 1957 feature starring Glenn Ford in the lead role. Following the willingness of Relativity Media to handle the film's financial matters, Lionsgate has delightfully come in to take the distribution rights to the movie, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
Originally placed under Sony Columbia banner, the picture has been developed for four years with plan to start production this past summer, but all got scrapped when the company decided to make its departure from the project.
With everything gets back to the track after the acquisition, the flick is now set to begin filming next month in New Mexico. James Mangold has been attached to direct based on script written by Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt, plus Derek Haas. Meanwhile, Russell Crowe and Christian Bale are billed to star.