3:10 to Yuma
Thanks to People Magazine 1/2007
SYNOPSIS - From Lionsgate Publicity
3:10 TO YUMA stars Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Gretchen Mol and Peter Fonda in a modern take on the classic western by Elmore Leonard from producing/writing/ directing team Cathy Konrad and James Mangold (WALK THE LINE).
In Arizona in the late 1800's, infamous outlaw Ben Wade (Crowe) and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Christian Bale), struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma", a train that will take the killer to trial. On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other’s respect. But with Wade’s outfit on their trail – and dangers at every turn – the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man's destiny.
Darrin also has an mpg version of the trailer thanks to Isis at Crowe's Crossing (Right click and save to your computer)
11/22/2010 - Esquire: Christian Bale May Kill Someone Yet
9/1/07 - Visit Rotten Tomatoes for all the reviews so far for Yuma. It has a 100% approval rating.
8/20/07 - Variety's Review by Todd McCarthy
8/7/09 - Preview of Yuma at Worst Previews (Some spoilers) - " In Conclusion: Most modern remakes will take the original script and dumb it down, chop it up and make a movie that will sell to the general public, but in the end, disappoint fans of the original. Yuma is one of those few exceptions that will be better than its predecessor. If you are fan of westerns then this is a must see. And, if you do not like westerns, but are simply looking for an entertaining action movie with a great story and good acting than Yuma will not disappoint." - Thanks, Ivani
7/10/07 - Variety: Lionsgate has scheduled an earlier departure for "3:10 to Yuma," moving the Western's launch up a month to Sept. 7. - Thanks, Marilyn, Allison
6/19/07- Comments on a Yuma screening - Thanks, Ivani
5/29/07 - Posted by ezbiscuit, a page at the website of the man who is an Old West leather designer/maker. Some interesting comments about the gun and holster designed for Russell ("The Hand of God"). - Thanks, Cindy
5/22/07 - Some new images from the Oz OK Magazine thanks to Jeannine
1/17/07 - MTV: "Ben Foster played a winged mutant in the latest X-Men film, but in the currently filming "3:10 to Yuma," the 26-year-old actor will prove he's no angel as he plays an assassin out to rescue his outlaw posse leader, played by Russell Crowe. Christian Bale also stars in the film, which is directed by "Walk the Line" filmmaker James Mangold. A remake of the 1957 classic, "3:10 to Yuma" refers to the train a captured outlaw must board in secret — but with a handful of colorful killers on his trail, there's a good chance some old-fashioned shootouts are going to go down. "I play Charlie Prince, Russell Crowe's vice president who goes on a killing spree while trying to get his boss back," Foster grinned. "I'm vice president of being a bad man." The "3:10" train is due to arrive in theaters October 12. ..." - Thanks, Maria
12/8/06 - PRWeb: Governor Bill Richardson Announces "Green Filmmaking" Best Practices -- 3:10 to Yuma, a feature film shooting in Santa Fe and starring Russell Crowe, has also put green filmmaking into practice. On top of donating lumber to a local charity organization, they are also providing their leftover food to a Santa Fe food bank on a daily basis. The production estimates that the food bank will have received thousands of meals by the time filming has ended. "3:10 to Yuma is very happy to be one of the first productions to participate in Governor Richardson's new Green Filmmaking Program. We are continually looking for additional ways to contribute to these efforts," said Location Manager, Mike Fantasia. Says EMA president, Debbie Levin, "We're very excited that New Mexico wants to step up and lead the way for green production." - Thanks, Steph
11/1/06 - Crabbie's Hollywood - Picture of Russell on set of Yuma with very snarky comments - Thanks, Maria
10/26/06 - The Hollywood Reporter: Casting Call - "Vinessa Shaw has a ticket for "3:10 to Yuma," James Mangold's remake of the 1957 Western, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. She will play the town bar girl who is having a love affair with an outlaw (Crowe). Shaw most recently starred in the remake of "The Hills Have Eyes" and next will appear in the indie features "Garden Party" and "Badland." She is repped by attorney Gretchen Bruggeman Rush." - Thanks to a fan
Coming Soon.net: AHA Investigating 3:10 to Yuma Horse Injury - During filming on Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, of the Lionsgate western 3:10 to Yuma, a horse in a scene ran head-on into a camera-carrying vehicle, severely injuring itself and its rider, who is a professional rider/stuntman. The rider went to the hospital in critical condition, and the horse's injuries were severe enough to warrant euthanasia on the set. The accident happened in Diablo Canyon near Santa Fe, New Mexico. - Thanks, Steph, Allison, Tamara (The American Humane Association)
NMFilm.com: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Western Film 3:10 to Yuma - Thanks, Mary F
Filming starts 10/23 near Santa Fe
9/29/06 - Variety: Lionsgate Films' "3:10 to Yuma" is galloping to the starting gate with a full cast. Joining Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in the remake of the 1957 Glenn Ford oater are Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol and Dallas Roberts. James Mangold is directing the pic and producing with his partner, Cathy Konrad. Ben Foster ("X-Men: The Last Stand") and Vinessa Shaw ("Melinda and Melinda") also have been cast. Lensing begins Oct. 23 in New Mexico. Pic, which has a production budget of $50 million, is co-financed by Relativity Media. Scripted by Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, "Yuma" revolves around a desperado who is caught by a sheriff determined to bring the outlaw in. Sheriff's plans go awry when the desperado's accomplices stage an ambush. Pic was originally set up at Sony but found a new home at Lionsgate, with a reduced budget, earlier this month. Fonda next stars in Sony's "Ghost Rider" with Nicolas Cage. Mol recently starred in Picturehouse's "The Notorious Bettie Page." Roberts, who also starred in "Bettie Page," next will be seen in Fox 2000's "Flicka." - Thanks, Marilyn K - Source article. [This also appeared in other media outlets today - Thanks to all]
9/18/06 - Yahoo/Hollywood Reporter: Crowe's "Yuma" remake finds a studio - Thanks, Kris C
Cinemablend: Yuma Finds Serenity - Thanks, tamara
Variety: "Lionsgate has boarded Russell Crowe starrer "3:10 to Yuma," pacting to distribute the oater in the U.S. Christian Bale also has signed on to star in the pic, a remake of the 1957 Western toplining Glenn Ford. Pic is set to start lensing next month." - Thanks, tamara
9/18/06 - Yuma news: Alan Tudyk online -- "A very reliable source told us Alan signed up for a new movie directed by James Mangold (Walk The Line). The movie is called 3:10 To Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. It's a western and Alan will be playing a character called Doc Potter." [The Henry Jones part in the original]
9/17/06 - The Sun-Herald - ... "I go to New Mexico to start work with James Mangold on 3.10o Yuma in the middle of October," Crowe wrote. Mangold was the director of Walk The Line and the script for the remake has been written by Australian writer Stuart Beattie (Collateral), who has close professional links to Crowe.
9/2/06 - Glenn Ford Dies at 90 -- MSN News: Glenn Ford obit - An avid horseman and former polo player, Ford appeared in a number of Westerns, "3:10 to Yuma," "Cowboy," "The Rounders," "Texas," "The Fastest Gun Alive" and the remake of "Cimarron" among them. His talents included lighter parts, with roles in "The Teahouse of August Moon" and "It Started With a Kiss." - Thanks Sue in Austin and all
8/19/06 - From Barbiecat:
Posted: Thursday August 17th 2006 12:18 am
Source: Dark Horizons - Author: Garth Franklin
Beattie is in Australia with director James Mangold prepping for his new production, the $45 million remake of "3:10 to Yuma" set for a November start. 20th Century Fox will distribute that film.
Here's some info from Movie Crazed, scroll down, talking about a slight change in the story.
3:10 TO YUMA: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale (Directed by James Mangold; Written by Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas; Relativity Media) In 1957, Delmer Daves turned out a nifty psychological western-thriller that was based on an Elmore Leonard story and contained echoes of 1952’s “High Noon” and 1953’s “Shane.” Now “3:10 to Yuma” is being given a new spin by James Mangold, director of “Walk the Line.” This time the lethal stagecoach robber played by Glenn Ford in the original will be played by Russell Crowe, who, as we all know, is so good at playing so bad. The poor, desperate rancher who helps capture the villain and is then paid to take him to trial on the 3:10 train has been changed to a lawman who’s a bit of a loser in the remake. He’ll be played by Christian Bale, who has his work cut out for him in trying to top the performance of the great Van Heflin in the 1957 flick.
8/4/06 - Variety: By MICHAEL FLEMING -- Relativity Media is close to a deal to finance "3:10 to Yuma," with Russell Crowe starring and James Mangold directing. Cathy Konrad and Mangold are producing the pic, which Sony had put into turnaround (Daily Variety, June 22). Remake is aiming for a fall start. Crowe would play a desperado caught by a local sheriff determined to transport him to captivity; the villain's accomplices stage an ambush. Columbia adapted an Elmore Leonard short story to make the 1957 original pic, which starred Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas wrote the script. Pic, Mangold and Konrad's follow-up to "Walk the Line," originally had Tom Cruise in its crosshairs. Crowe stepped up after falling out of Baz Luhrmann's next film. Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity will pick up the project as a one-off and not as part of Gun Hill Road, a hedge fund-backed company that will sink $400 million to co-finance a slate of films at Sony. - Thanks, Marilyn
The Hollywood Reporter: Christian Bale is close to a deal to star opposite Russell Crowe in James Mangold's "3:10 to Yuma." Relativity Media is stepping in to finance the film, which has been without a home since Columbia Pictures put it into turnaround earlier this summer. - Thanks, Marilyn
IGN Film Force: Russell Crowe, whose schedule opened up when he parted ways with Baz Luhrmann's historical epic, is attached to star. Crowe previously saddled up for The Quick and the Dead. The Oscar winner's back-end gross, along with Yuma's genre, were cited as the reasons for the pic being put into turnaround
FishbowlLA: "...Sony has apparently let 3:10 to Yuma pass by. A remake of the 1957 Glenn Ford western, Yuma was all set to go with Jim Mangold (Walk the Line) directing a screenplay by Stuart Beattie (Collateral), and Tom Cruise attached as one of the leads, when the embattled star abruptly jumped off the picture last week. Russell Crowe, who had recently abandoned Baz Luhrman's Outback extravaganza and who had been pursuing Yuma for a year, immediately jumped on board. But he was just as quickly back in limbo when the studio suddenly got cold feet."
Updated April 1, 2013
Christian Bale.... Dan Evans
Kevin Durand.... Tucker
The Little Round Headed Boy review: "...It's easy to understand: Ben Wade is a great role, a wily, cold-blooded stagecoach robber and murderer with a charming smile and a sociopath's heart, who makes his brutal mark "quietly" through slowly escalated shades of psychological menace."
Timeline of Outlaws and criminals in the USA (Justified web site)
(In case the film is shot around here) - Some Santa Fe/Taos Places of interest:
Mabel Dodge Luhan at Wikipedia (ed note: As a young woman I read her autobiography and was fascinated with her tumultuous life )
The original Yuma was shot at:
Outstanding work by cinematographer Charles Lawton, Jr.
The opening song by Frankie Laine, 3:10 to Yuma, is available at i tunes
Warren Zevon's song "My Ride's Here" contains the line "That's the 3:10 to Yuma."
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