Rehmeier, whose last film, THE BUNNY GAME, caused controversy worldwide and was banned in the UK, has written and will direct what he describes as “A visceral, animal of a film, stripped down to the most primal fight-or-flight level possible.”
Set amidst a 19th century backdrop, the film focuses on the aftermath of a brutal massacre, where two wounded frontiersmen make a desperate last stand against an Indian war party.
Rehmeier added: “This is not your grandfather’s Western. There are no heroes or morality tales. For me, this film is an opportunity to combine several of my favorite genres in an exciting way, to create something that hasn’t been seen before in the cinema. It delivers enough splatter to quench any hardcore horror fan’s palate, yet the relentless, wall-to-wall action and historical backdrop will open it up to a wider audience.”
The film is produced by Shawn Williamson of Vancouver-based Brightlight Pictures (THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING) and UK producer Mark Sandell (A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BELIEVE).
Mark Sandell said today, “It’s a great privilege to be working with Adam Rehmeier on this incredible project and to team up with Shawn Williamson and Brightlight Pictures is the icing on the cake. I couldn’t put the script down and knew immediately I had to make it. It’s pure, visceral action, which will be executed with a heightened sense of the ‘real’ as opposed to CG. As such we have very high commercial hopes for this picture.”
Shawn Williamson from Brightlight Pictures added: “The film has something I haven’t come across in a script for a long time. It’s a non-stop, guttural ride that leaves you breathless until the final page. I am extremely thrilled to be a part of this project.”