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THE UNTOUCHABLES Screenwriter David Mamet
Wants To Bring Back To CBS HAVE GUN – WILL TRAVEL!!

Published at: Aug. 22, 2012, 4:20 a.m. CST by hercules

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David Mamet, who wrote the hugely entertaining De Niro-Costner-Connery movie version of the 1950s-1960s TV series “The Untouchables,” now wants to bring the 1950s-1960s series “Have Gun – Will Travel” back to CBS.

Reason To Be Excited #1:

“Travel,” the tale of a supersmart, well-manned, well-educated and well-spoken Old West mercenary based in San Francisco, was one of the best series of its era, scripted by the likes of Frank Pierson (“Cat Ballou,” “Presumed Innocent,” “Mad Men”), Harry Julian Fink (“Dirty Harry”), Sam Peckinpah (“The Wild Bunch,” “Straw Dogs”), “Mission: Impossible” creator Bruce Geller and “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry.

Reason To Be Excited #2:

David Mamet, who earlier created “The Unit” for CBS, is one of the best screenwriters on the planet. Besides “The Untouchables,” he’s scripted “The Verdict,” “House of Games,” “Things Change,” “Homicide,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “Oleanna,” “American Buffalo,” “The Edge,” “The Spanish Prisoner,” “Wag The Dog,” “Ronin,” “The Winslow Boy,” “Lakeboat,” “State and Main,” “Hannibal,” “Heist, “Spartan,” “Edmond” and “Redbelt.”

David Mamet is awesome.

CBS, which has a hit reboot of “Hawaii Five-0,” is also developing a sitcom sequel to “The Brady Bunch” with Vince Vaughn.

In the event that Jon Berenthal’s “L.A. Noir” pilot goes to series, who can they get to step into Richard Boone’s Paladin boots?

Find all of Deadline’s story on the matter here.

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