The Old West is slowly coming back. Being at its biggest during John Wayne’s career, the popularity of such films petered out. It seems that with remakes of “3:10 to Yuma,” and “True Grit” has spurred a rebirth. And now that Quentin Tarantino is on his way to paying homage to the genre, Westerns are gaining mainstream momentum.
“Justified’s” Timothy Olyphant is set to star in “Bone Tomahawk.” Instead of the aforementioned movies, the movie is not just a Western, but a Horror. Four men set to journey outside of the edge of civilization in order to free a group of captives. In order to brave the fire, the posse must face the cannibalistic cavemen that have kidnapped the innocents.
Also appearing will be Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Jennifer Carpenter, and Richard Jenkins. “Bone Tomahawks” will also be the first directorial effort by S. Craig Zahler, who wrote the script for “Asylum Blackout.” Details are sparse, but it aims for a 2014 release.