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The Regulators/The Shotgunners

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    Default The Regulators/The Shotgunners

    Hi! Does anyone know how different was THE SHOTGUNNERS' script that Sam Peckinpah planned to shoot, from S. King's novel THE REGULATORS (said to be the "novel version" of this script)? I'm about to start reading this book and very curious about this. I would be really grateful if someone could enlighten me
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    Default Re: The Regulators/The Shotgunners

    ...found this little snippet...hope it helps some...

    'The Shotgunners'. Just before his death, Peckinpah was mooted to direct 'The Shotgunners', an original script by Stephen King. Like Culp's screenplay for 'Summer Soldiers' it remains unproduced, however King later returned to the script as the basis of his novel 'The Regulators'.

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    Default Re: The Regulators/The Shotgunners

    Thanks GNTLGNT for your answer. Well, I'd like to know if there is a more specific information, how different are the screenplay and the novel for instance….?

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    Default Re: The Regulators/The Shotgunners

    Have to confess I've never read The Shotgunners even though I have access to it so can't comment as to the differences.


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    Default Re: The Regulators/The Shotgunners

    Thanks Moderator for your answer! Well… I guess I'll never know…

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    Default Re: The Regulators/The Shotgunners

    I read it many years ago -- there are a lot of differences.

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    Default Re: The Regulators/The Shotgunners

    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    I read it many years ago -- there are a lot of differences.
    Thanks for your answer Bev Vincent. Could you tell more specifically? I would be really grateful. As a very big fan of both S. King and S. Peckinpah, I'm really very very curious about it.

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    Default Re: The Regulators/The Shotgunners

    The Shotgunners had very little--if anything--by way of supernatural elements. It was essentially a straight Western.

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    Default Re: The Regulators/The Shotgunners

    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    The Shotgunners had very little--if anything--by way of supernatural elements. It was essentially a straight Western.
    WOW, big differences! I should rather ask: what have they in common? I guess the western sequences in "The Regulators" come from "The Shotgunners"….?
    Thanks for your answer!

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