We began by asking Olyphant if, after the recent success of The Crazies, he'd had an opportunity to speak with director Breck Eisner about a sequel? "No, we haven't talked about that," the actor said. "We talk ... we talk about the Clippers mostly," he joked. We followed up by asking him if he had possibly talked with Eisner about playing Flash Gordon, as the actor would make a great Flash! The actor simply smiled and said, "Thanks I appreciate that," indicating that he might be up for the role. Is that a character that you would be interested in playing, we asked Olyphant? "Does it pay?" he replied. That's something he'll have to take up with Eisner. Finally, ever since Olyphant's popular but short-lived HBO series Deadwood ended its run prematurely in 2006 there have been rumors of a possible feature film that would revisit the old-western town. We wanted to get to the bottom of that and asked the actor point-blank if he thought that there would ever be a film version of Deadwood made? "No," which Olyphant answered quite confidently.
We'll bring you more information on these upcoming projects as it becomes available but until then, Justified begins airing March 16th on FX.
The Crazies was released February 26th, 2010 and stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson, Danielle Panabaker, Christie Lynn Smith, Brett Rickaby, Preston Bailey, John Aylward. The film is directed by Breck Eisner.