Harrison Ford set to play Wyatt Earp facing off against...Al Capone? Now there's something you don't hear about everyday. With Ford already set to become a gunslinger facing off against aliens in this weekend's Cowboys & Aliens, Heat Vision reports the actor will also play a well known gunman from our history though it won't be staged in the wild west. Instead, it will be an adaptation of Max Allan Collins' book Black Hats, which will see Earp in his waning days against mobsters of the '20s. Screenwriter Kurt Johnstad (300, upcoming sequel 300: The Battle of Artemisia) is fleshing out the story while Thunder Road's Basil Iwanyk and Jason Netter of Kickstart Productions are producing.
Plot Concept: The Prohibition era has just begun, the Wild West a fading memory, and Wyatt Earp is making ends meet as a detective in Los Angeles. To help the late Doc Holliday's son, Wyatt goes east, where his onetime deputy, Bat Masterson, is New York's top sportswriter. Wyatt and Masterson face a showdown with a new breed of badmen—mobsters led by Brooklyn's brutal young Al Capone, in a takeover of young Holliday's hot new speakeasy. As the '20s (and machine guns) roar, the lawless lawmen enter a glittering world of showgirls and cafe society, of gangsters and gamblers, where their legends may even end as Scarface Al's begins.