To be honest, I don’t really know what the f-ck “I’m your huckleberry” is supposed to mean. I just know that when Val Kilmer says it as Doc Holliday in Tombstone, I think “Yes, I would like for you to be my huckleberry. Here, you may wear my ring.” This story may or may not have anything to do with Val Kilmer, but Paramount just bought the spec to The Further Adventures of Doc Holliday. It’s from Chad St. John, which sounds like a fake porn star name, but actually is a screenwriter who had two scripts in the 2009 Black List.
Paramount hopes to turn it into a Western-style tentpole. Lorenzo di Bonaventura [Asteroids, Imagine That – oof] is onboard to produce. Studio is keeping the logline tightly under wraps, but the project is described as a history-based action adventure tale in the vein of Pirates of the Caribbean. [Variety]
Sweet, you guys remember that historically-based Pirates of the Caribbean movie, right? My favorite part of my history book was always the dancing skeletons and Johnny Depp wearing eyeliner. Aw crap, that was just my doodles.
The Further Adventures of Doc Holliday. Good thing they didn’t go with the literal title, “Dying of Tuberculosis.”