Slow West

If you were following our dispatches from Sundance this year, you might already know to be excited for Slow West. Directed by John Maclean, the Western stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as a young man who journeys from Scotland to the American West to find his lost love (Caren Pisorious). Along the way he’s joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious gunslinger who guides and protects him.

As much as we love grim, gritty Westerns, part of what makes Slow West so intriguing is that it looks like so much more than that. It’s dark and violent, sure, but it’s also laced through with black humor, Biblical allegory, and even a slight a fairy tale feel. Watch the Slow West trailer after the jump.  Read More »


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Fresh off of his turn as Howard Stark on ABC’s Agent Carter, Dominic Cooper could be nearing another comic book role. A new rumor claims Cooper is the frontrunner for the lead in Preacher, AMC’s upcoming adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s 1990s comic book series. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are executive producing.

More on the possible Preacher Dominic Cooper casting after the jump.  Read More »

The Magnificent Seven remake is also going to be a Training Day reunion. Ethan Hawke has just joined his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua and co-star Denzel Washington on the project, which also stars Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett. More details on the Magnificent Seven Ethan Hawke casting after the jump.

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Jauja trailer

Jauja looks like a western, but it really takes place in Patagonia in the late 1800s — and the film’s aspect ratio and general sense of tone reinforce the idea of this being something from decades past. Viggo Mortensen stars as a military captain working with the Argentine army, and the film appears to put his facility with languages to great use. Lisandro Alonso directs, and this looks like a very beautiful and unusual film for an audience that wants to see something different. Check out the Jauja trailer below. Read More »

Salvation trailer

Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green head west in The Salvation, a film that features Mikkelsen as a Danish soldier seeking a new life in the US. But a set of violence incidents with a bad gang leaves several dead at the hands of Mikkelsen’s character, and that in turn sets a brother and gang boss (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) out on a mission of his own revenge. Eva Green factors in, too, though this Salvation trailer won’t give you too much indication of precisely how.   Read More »


Adam Sandler‘s first picture for Netflix is taking shape. Sandler is set to star in Ridiculous 6 with Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, and Terry Crews. Also appearing will be Nick Nolte, Steve Buscemi, and Dan Aykroyd. More on the Adam Sandler Ridiculous 6 movie after the jump.  Read More »

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Hateful Eight supporting cast

Quentin Tarantino has been rolling cameras in Colorado for his new film The Hateful Eight, and the beginning of production provides an opportunity for the reveal of additional cast members. We now know that a few Tarantino regulars and some new faces are in the cast, joining the lead players Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Channing Tatum. Read More »


Seth Rogen‘s Preacher pilot isn’t shooting for another several months, meaning it’s not airing for another year at least. But while we wait, Rogen has offered us a little clue about what to expect.

Rogen tweeted a stack of films that he says inspired Preacher, which he plans to write and possibly direct with Evan Goldberg. See the Seth Rogen Preacher inspirations after the jump.  Read More »

Jane Got a Gun (6)

Jane Got a Gun made headlines last spring for its rocky development process, including original director Lynne Ramsay‘s last-minute departure and the casting shakeups that followed. But now that the shoot has finally wrapped, we’re finally getting our first look at the project that caused all this trouble.

Gavin O’Connor wound up directing the Western actioner, which stars Natalie Portman, Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor, and Joel Edgerton. See the first Jane Got a Gun images after the jump.  Read More »