Kurt Russell Western ‘Bone Tomahawk’ Picked Up By Magnolia

The Kurt Russell western Bone Tomahawk has found a home at Magnolia Pictures, according to a Sunday report from The Wrap.

The website noted that the film, which sounds like a bit of a horror-western hybrid, will also star Peter Sarsgaard, Jennifer Carpenter, and Timothy Olyphant.

The plot centers on an outlaw who unwittingly leads a vicious Troglodyte gang of cannibals into the peaceful small town of Bright Hope. The monsters then kidnap a score of settlers, including the wife of a rancher. From there, a rescue party consisting of the rancher, the sheriff, an aging deputy (Russell maybe?), and a willful gunslinger pursue the creatures.

“They soon find themselves in dark unknown territories where savage inbreeds armed with the ultimate weapon leave no hope of survival,” the remainder of the synopsis reads.

According to the page at IMDb, S. Craig Zahler will write and direct. Production is scheduled for Utah this August, and should result in a 2014 release date. The film will also mark Zahler’s directorial debut.

The western will be the first time in a while that we’ve seen the man, who invented Snake Plissken out west. To tell the truth, it’s good to see him active again. Lately, it seems he’s just been cantankerous over the prospects of an Escape from New York remake.

While we loved him in Death Proof, it wasn’t exactly one of his shining macho man moments (if you saw how that one ended anyway). Still, he did get to play it cool for a while:

It’s safe to say the world’s been clamoring for another Kurt Russell western since Tombstone, and we almost got one (sort of) with Django Unchained, but he left the project before that could come to pass.

But with Bone Tomahawk, it looks like we’ve finally got another Kurt Russell western to be excited about. What’s your favorite Kurt Russell movie?

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