Paramount Pictures has bought Chad St. John’s action adventure spec script The Further Adventures of Doc Holliday and hopes to turn it into a Western-style tentpole.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“Transformers” films) will produce via his Paramount-based company.
The studio is keeping the story under wraps, but the project is described as a history-based action adventure tale in the vein of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.
The famously tuberculosis-ridden gunfighter Holliday is best known for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and for his role in 1881’s Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.