Director James Mangold's western 3:10 to Yuma was ready to start shooting this summer for Sony Pictures, but after four years of development, the studio has put the film in turnaround.
"This is deja vu all over again," Mangold told Daily Variety, referring to the fact that his last film, Walk the Line, was also set up at Sony and ready to start shooting when the studio pulled out. Mangold shopped that film all over town and was turned down by every studio but Fox, where the movie went on to be a critical and commercial hit.
Now producers Cathy Konrad and Mangold are in discussions with other studios to make 3:10 to Yuma. Mangold says he plans to start shooting in October with Russell Crowe attached to star.
Because Sony owns the rights to the original 1957 Glenn Ford Western, it will still be a profit participant in the film.