Acclaimed novelist, screenwriter, cinematographer and now director S. Craig Zahler’s major new Western adventure Bone Tomahawk has been snapped up by Constantin for German-speaking Europe, while Magnolia Pictures will release here in the States, Bloody Disgusting is told.
Principal photography is scheduled to commence in Utah on August 2013.
Set to star Kurt Russell (Escape from New York, Death Proof, The Thing), Peter Sarsgaard (Night Moves), Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter,” The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Quarantine) and Timothy Olyphant (“Justified,” “Deadwood,” The Crazies), “the film follows an outlaw who unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope. When the monsters kidnap several settlers, including a rancher’s wife, a small rescue party consisting of the injured rancher, the sheriff, his aging deputy and a strong-willed gunslinger, journey into hell to try and rescue them. They soon find themselves in dark unknown territories where savage inbreeds armed with the ultimate weapon leave no hope of survival.”
2929 Entertainment has come on board to fully finance the project. Caliber Media Co.’s Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller and Floren/Shieh Productions’ Aimee Shieh and Clay Floren will produce alongside 2929’s Ben Cosgrove and Shay Weiner. Celluloid Dreams has also already pre-sold France (Wildside), Australia (Transmission), Russia (Luxor) and Thailand (IPA Asia).