Thanks to the fine fellows toiling away at Twitch, I’ve been able to follow the buzz surrounding James Huth’s upcoming stylized western “Lucky Luke” for quite some time. The film, of course, is an adaptation of Morris and Goscinny’s comic of the same name, which follows a gunfighter in the American Old West who, with his ability to shoot faster than his shadows, fights an assortment of crime and injustice. Being an Asterix fan, “Lucky Luke” is name I’ve heard kicked around for ages, though I’ve never read a single panel. Judging from the French trailer, the live action feature strongly resembles both Sam Raimi’s “The Quick and the Dead” and Terrence Hill’s “Trinity” series. The latter makes perfect sense, as the comic was made into a television series by Mr. Hill himself back in the 90’s.
If you’re lucky enough to be in France this October, be sure to investigate “Lucky Luke” on the 21st. I’ve heard it helps to speak French.