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Executives Shelve Tommy Lee Jones Film Due To Its Violent Nature

March 8th, 2006 9:21am EST favorite Add to My News
Tommy Lee JonesTommy Lee Jones is hoping to follow up his directorial debut on The Three Burials of Melquidaes Estrada by turning Cormac McCarthy's ultra-violent "Blood Meridian" into a new movie. The actor was hired to write a screenplay based on the book, but the film has since been shelved because movie executives feared it was too violent.

He explains, "Sony Pictures hired me to write a screenplay from the book. I told them it would be an absolutely true adaptation of the book. They said, 'Fine, go ahead.' They gave me some money, and within a year I gave them an awfully good screenplay, which they then said was far too violent."

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