Elmer McCurdy: According to Variety, Bull's Eye Entertainment and FilmColony's Richard Gladstein have teamed to option Mark Svenvold's nonfiction book "Elmer McCurdy: The Misadventures in Life and Afterlife of an American Outlaw."
Aaron Mendelsohn, whose credits include Action Abramowitz and Air Bud, has been set to script the story of McCurdy, an American outlaw shot in 1911, who re-entered the public consciousness in the '70s when a movie crew preparing to shoot in a funhouse in San Bernardino County tried to move a hideous neon-orange mummy. It fell to the ground, revealing a full set of bones that turned out to be McCurdy's.
The pic will begin after the skeletal discovery, as the outlaw is brought back to his hometown for a proper burial. It then delves back into the past and a major train robbery McCurdy was reputed to have orchestrated.