Screen Daily reports that Sheridan is set to write and direct a "reimagining" of Mike Newell's 1992 film "Into The West." Sheridan was actually one of the writers on that film, a fantasy picture starring Gabriel Byrne and Ellen Barkin, that centered on two poor, young Irish boys who set off to find the mystical horse given to them by their grandfather when it is stolen. We never saw this film, but it picked up a few international festival awards at the time. It's not clear what elements Sheridan exactly will be reimagining, but the story will now be set in the U.S. So is this just a remake then?
Whatever it is, it seems folks are excited. Miramax has already snapped up U.S. distribution and the project just received an Irish Film Board grant, so the wheels are in motion. Here's hoping Sheridan can get out of his funk.