The steampunk subgenre is really nothing new, which is why it’s so frustrating that mainstream cinema has had such a difficult time getting it right. Perhaps it’s time, then, to see if indie filmmakers can do any better.

Described as “an epic steampunk adventure,” Cowboys & Engines follows a war-weary hero in 1876 trying to save San Francisco from the destructive power of a stolen temporal engine. The Kickstarter-funded project collects an eclectic group of talents: Totally Rad Show‘s Jeff Cannata, Battlestar Galactica‘s Richard Hatch and Star Trek‘s Walter Koenig all star, while adult film vets James Deen and Bryn Pryor serve as producer and director, respectively. (But to answer your question, no, it’s not a porn film.) Watch the pitch video and find out how to pitch in after the jump.

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