Arkansas Traveler, the western that pulled a disappearing act on us a few years ago, has now reappeared as a web series. The first episode is available on YouTube and Vimeo, and you can check it out below. The next one will go up on Wednesday, June 21.
Fan Voice has a new interview with Garret. It’s mostly about Raising Hope, but there is also some stuff in there about T:SCC and Deadwood, and even an update on Arkansas Traveler:
Fan Voice: They used to do westerns all the time in Hollywood. Do you feel lucky that you got to do one in the modern era?
Garret Dillahunt: So lucky. Look, Deadwood, Jesse James, even No Country for Old Men in a way. I got to be on a horse and wear a cowboy hat. I feel so blessed to have been in so many and I hope to be in more. I’m producing a Civil War movie so I hope to be in more.
Fan Voice: What’s the Civil War movie?
Garret Dillahunt: It’s called Arkansas Traveler, written by one of my Deadwood cohorts. Me and John Hawkes, Ian McShane are attached. We’re just trying to finance it. Getting close.
Fan Voice: What is the premise?
Garret Dillahunt: It’s about a rebel soldier who’s in a Yankee prison. He’s really good at what he does which is kill people and fight. He’s tired and wants to go home. So it’s about him trying to go home but he keeps being *ssholes that have to be dealt with. I think it’s a beautiful story. It could be any soldier from any war.
And Houston has a release date in Germany (December 5). Here is a fun new trailer, with no dubbing thankfully:
The A.V. Club did a monster interview with Garret a few weeks ago and it’s up on their site today. You can read it here.
Updates on several fronts, but let’s start with this film:
“We have a complete business plan put together, and we’re out there looking for funding,” [Leydecker] said. “Everybody remains very committed to it.”
The goal is to raise $10 million. Half would be used to produce the film about a psychotic Confederate officer who escapes a federal POW camp and treks back to his home in Arkansas. The other $5 million would be set aside for marketing and distribution costs.
The two Hollywood actors who participated in shooting the trailer — Garret Dillahunt and Angela Bettis — still want to appear in the film, Leydecker said. In the meantime, Dillahunt has a new hit TV series, the sitcom “Raising Hope,” while Bettis has landed guest spots on “Dexter” and “C.S.I.”
Winter’s Bone nabbed a few more nominations and awards from the critics in the meantime, most notably Best Ensemble from the Detroit Film Critics. Cinematical did a neat little roundup of all the Oscar contenders across the categories. You can read it here.
Raising Hope returns on Tuesday, February 8 at 9 pm. Mary Lynn Rajskub from 24 will make an appearance in one of the upcoming episodes.
And that pretty much wraps it up for the year. Hope everyone has a great New Year’s Eve and see you in 2011!