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Roy Rogers rides again

Cowboy Roy Rogers is one of the best-known names across the pond – and now it looks like he’s making a comeback.

Well, not the man himself – having died in 1998, it would be tough to have him return in person – but Nashville company 821 Entertainment thinks there’s life (and money) in the idea.

Speaking to Variety, 821 CEO Eric Geradelmann, the film will "not be a biopic, and will not be a traditional Western, but rather a family fantasy adventure.

“Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Trigger are quintessential figures of America, and we will introduce this franchise to a new audience while capitalizing on the millions of Roy Rogers fans worldwide."

Rogers was the top Western box office draw in the states from 1943-1954 and made more than 88 movies with faithful steed Trigger and lady friend Dale Evans, and also starred in his own TV show and comic.

821 is so confident that it has a goldmine in Rogers that it’s already thinking trilogy. Let’s wait and see what the first film makes, shall we, folks?

[Source: Variety ]

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