Here he dreamcasts an adaptation of And the Hills Opened Up:
I think And the Hills Opened Up would make a great movie. A horror-western crossover, I sometimes pitch the novel as HBO’s Deadwood meets a classic Stephen King town under siege novel. A large cast of characters do battle with an unearthed demon in an 1890’s mining town.Visit David Oppegaard's website and blog.
That said, I’d love to see what Deadwood’s creator/producer David Milch would do with it. Music would be produced by T-Bone Burnett, who recently did such a great job with True Detective. Bryan Cranston would make a kickass Hank Chambers, the mining company foreman. The outlaw Elwood Hayes could be played by an unknown hero in the making. Jake Gyllenhaal would be a good Milo Atkins, the inexperienced town sheriff. Charlize Theron would make a fantastic Ingrid Blomvik, the widowed whore hailing from Minnesota. Her blue eyes cut right through you. Christoph Waltz (the evil Nazi in Inglourious Basterds) would be a glorious Revis Cooke, the murderous weirdo who represents the interests of the Dennison Mining Company. Finally I’d love to sneak Bill Murray into a minor role, simply because I love him so much. Let’s give him Leg Jameson, who owns the camp store.
Damn. This would be great! Somebody make some calls already.
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