Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan (Dream House, My Left Foot) is to set write an updated version of his 1992 film ‘Into The West’. Sheridan received Irish Film Board funding to the tune of €50,000 for the project in late November in order to develop it.
International trades are buzzing that the film’s original producer Tim Palmer is to return and that Sheridan will direct the film this time around. The updated version of the film will be set in the US but with similar themes to the 1992 version.
The original ‘Into The West’ starred such Irish talent as Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment, Perriers’ Bounty), Brendan Gleeson (The Guard, Noreen) and David Kelly (Stardust, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). The story followed two young boys who escape the poverty of their Dublin council estate to find a mystical horse recently stolen from them.