After seeing Rodrigo Gudino’s first two shorts, “Demonology of Desire” and “The Eyes of Edward James”, and hearing about his next experimental pic “The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow”, I’ve been waiting for him to finally announce his feature directing debut for years now…
In the latest issue of Rue Morgue (#78), there is a one-pager announcing that the first feature for Gudino will be a remake of Joaquin Romero Marchent’s 1972 uber violent Eurowestern Cut-Throats Nine. The film tells the story of seven prisoners being transported from their detail at a gold mine to a fort where they will finish off their life sentences. Their wagon train is ambushed, and only the prisoners, a Union sergeant and his beautiful daughter survive, and now they find themselves stranded in a mountain pass with no horses or hope for rescue. The sergeant vows that he will get the prisoners to their final destination but has to protect his daughter from the bloodthirsty gang and figure which one of the raped and murdered his wife in the process.
Gudino says the potential for Cut-Throats Nine is what interested him in the project in the first place, and he has the blessing of the original’s director to improve upon it as he sees fit. It’ll be interesting to see how Gudino does with a period movie, a pretty bold step for one’s first feature, but I’m with him all the way!
Look for Rue Morgue #78 on stands now to read more about the project!
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