Return to the Gunfight at the OK Corral with Moviedrome’s host!

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By Tim Cunningham
Tuesday, 8th September 2015, 11:47 am
Film director Alex Cox pictured in 1990 during his days as the host of Moviedrome
Film director Alex Cox pictured in 1990 during his days as the host of Moviedrome

BBC 2’s season of weird and wonderful films that ran from the late 80s to the late 90s?

Host Alex Cox (pictured) is also a director of some great and strange films - like Repo Man, Sid and Nancy and Walker - and is now launching an Indiegogo campaign for a western entitled Tombstone Rashomon.

This film will tell the story of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in the style of Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece Rashomon.

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Cox’s Tombstone Rashomon will string together five key accounts of the conflict, culminating in the most unusual portrayal of the gunfight to date.

Key collaborators Rudy Wurlitzer and Phil Tippett have agreed to help bring this experimental western to life.

Wurlitzer and Cox collaborated previously on Walker — which was inducted into the Criterion Collection and also wrote Two Lane Blacktop, and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Vvisual effects legend Phil Tippett has also signed on to the Tombstone Rashomon team. Having built and animated the Imperial Walkers for George Lucas in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and designed ED-209 for the sci-fi cult film Robocop, and served as VFX supervisor on the Jurassic Park films, Tippett offers the studio experience and expertise to make big things happen on the crowdsourced budget.

Fandor, a streaming service that specializes in cult, foreign and niche films has partnered with the campaign and is offering anyone who donates $5 or more a 3-month subscription to their site.

Other rewards include streams of all the episodes, DVD’s, Blu-Ray’s a tour of Tippett Studios or even a chance to act in a scene with the gunfighters.

With your support, these three filmmakers will create a vanguard film.

If you support true independent cinema, check out the campaign for Alex Cox’s new film Tombstone Rashomon on Indiegogo.