By Matt O.
Get ready for a very interesting take on the classic western tale! The new film from horror director Ti West and usually horror genre company Blumhouse productions looks to be a kind of a genre bending western In a Valley of Violence, that is definitely not a horror. Even though the film is very much a grounded tale of "a hero with a past wanders into the wrong town", which we have all seen a million times. The trailer reveals the film to much more than that.
While its certainly a western, it appears to have a lot of other different elements at play here and can we please point out the fact that John Travolta is playing "bad guy" sheriff in a western. That's enough to get me excited on its own, then throw in a cool dog and lots of wacky goodness. I'm sold! Enjoy the interesting trailer down below and sound off in the comments section with your thoughts.
Here's the official synopsis for In the Valley of Violence below:
"A mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog Abbie (Jumpy) make their way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west. In an attempt to shorten their journey they cut through the center of a large valley – landing themselves in the forgotten town of Denton – a place now dubbed by locals as a “valley of violence.” The once popular mining town is nearly abandoned, and controlled by a brash group of misfits and nitwits – chief among them, the seemingly untouchable, Gilly (James Ransone) who is the troublemaking son of the town’s unforgiving Marshal (John Travolta).
As tensions rise between Paul and Gilly, Denton’s remaining residents bear witness to an inevitable act of violence that starts a disastrous chain reaction, infecting the petty lives of all involved and quickly drags the whole town into the bloody crosshairs of revenge. Mary-Anne (Taissa Farmiga) and Ellen (Karen Gillan), two bickering sisters who run the town’s only hotel, try to find the good in both men, while desperately searching for their own salvation. Only the world-weary Marshal struggles to stop the violent hysteria, but after a gruesome discovery about Paul’s past…there is no stopping the escalation."
In the Valley of Violence is set to hit theaters on October 21st.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly