It's been said multiple times over the last couple of years, much less the last few days, but Westerns are definitely back. One way you can tell isn't that they are so prevalent again, but that we're seeing different takes on the genre, from blockbusters such as The Magnificent Seven, comedies such as Slow West, and horrors like Bone Tomahawk. And now Ti West is saddling up for his own take on the Western with In A Valley Of Violence , and it'll be a shock to nobody that it's going to be a bloody, violent affair.
The first trailer has arrived and it features the most star power West has ever assembled. Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, James Ransone, Karen Gillan, Taissa Farmiga, and Burn Gorman, the film centers on a drifter who arrives in a mining town where an act of violence leads to a bullet-riddled quest for revenge.
Here's the synopsis: A mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog (YouTube sensation 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 — chief among them Gilly (James Ransone), the troublemaking son of the town’s 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 A Valley Of Violence hits theaters and VOD on October 21st. Check out the trailer below courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.