True Grit , the beloved John Wayne epic practically synonymous with the Western genre, was always going to be a difficult sell for the remake treatment.
You can't bet against the Coen Brothers however; the pair have put any lingering doubts to rest in a haunting, brutal and poetic teaser.
Having the heft of recent Oscar-winner and long time collaborator Jeff Bridges to fill The Duke's boots certainly helps - Bridges cuts a striking figure as US Marshall 'Rooster' Cogburn, eyepatch, stubble and all.
The story follows 14-year-old Mattie Ross, who sets out to capture the man who murdered her father. She enlists the help of Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn a tough US Marshall with unorthodox methods.
The pair set out on a quest that will lead them deep into Indian territory, a mission that will ensure their lives will never be the same.
Check out the trailer below;
Adding a large helping of Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and the kind of filmmaking that won the brothers an Oscar for
No Country For Old Men
, the Coen's take on
looks set to have critics rolling out words like masterpiece and instant classic all over again.
No doubt the Academy will be enscribing True Grit on a few gold chaps come March.
will mosey onto UK screens January 11 2011.