Neil Burger Will Go on the Lam With ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

The 1964 film version of Bonnie and Clyde is widely considered a modern classic and one of the jumping off points for the new Hollywood of the 60s and 70s. Do we really need another Bonnie and Clyde movie then, since we already had one that did things so well? Of course we do, we need a new version of everything. And this one might not actually be so bad, because instead of being a similarly romantic take on the story of the lovebird outlaws, this new proposed project is going to be based on a more real life take on the duo.

“Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde” is a book that was written by Jeff Guinn and published last year. By all accounts it’s a heavily detailed, meticulously researched telling of Bonnie and Clyde’s lives. To bring it to the big screen producers Bryan and Sean Furst have tapped Up in the Air and X-Men: First Class writer Sheldon Turner to write the screenplay, and The Illusionist and Limitless director Neil Burger to helm. I don’t love any of Turner or Burger’s work, but there are things about their work that I love. They could be solid choices. And if their take on the material really is radically different from the Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway versions of the character, then I would say this project is a welcome addition to the list of upcoming movies. At least it’s not another video game adaptation like Burger’s next movie. Those never work.

Source: Deadline Rowena

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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