[News Bites] “The Sixth Gun”; “Lucas Stand”; ‘The Curse of Downer’s Grove'; ‘The Remaining’

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NBC’s adaptation of “The Sixth Gun” graphic novels has found its lead. Deadline reports that The Ruins and No One LivesLaura Ramsey, pictured left, will star in the Carlton Cuse-produced pilot. Written by Ryan Condal, directed by Jeffrey Reiner and produced by Uni TV, ““The Sixth Gun” is a supernatural Western which follows the story of six mythical guns, each with its own other-worldly powers. When the Sixth Gun, the most powerful and dangerous of the group, resurfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, a farmer’s daughter named Becky Montcrief (Ramsey), dark forces reawaken. Vile men, long thought dead, set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing Becky.

They also report that “Sons of Anarchy” creator/showrunner Kurt Sutter has teamed with former “Hell on Wheels” showrunner John Shiban to develop “Lucas Stand,” a dark action/horror drama series for FX. Based on an idea by Sutter, “Lucas Stand” features both episodic and serialized elements. “It follows the salvation quest of a damaged former special ops soldier, who has been chosen to traverse time and place to hunt down and kill Hell’s law-breaking demons.

Zane Holtz (Vampires Suck) has been cast alongside Lucas Till, Aimee Teegarden, Kevin Zegers, Penelope Mitchell, and Bella Heathcote in The Curse of Downer’s Grove. Directed by Derek Martini from a screenplay by Bret Easton Ellis, “The story centers on a paranoid high school senior who’s worried about an apparent curse that takes the life of one student every year at the school.”

From director Casey La Scala, the cast has filled for The Remaining, about a group of friends who scramble to survive a Rapture-like phenomena. Johnny Pacar will star alongside Judd Lormand, Shaun Sipos, Italia Ricci, Bryan Dechart, Defecio Stoglin, and Katie Sawhill.