Josh Hartnett aims for ‘Gunslinger’
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on September 11, 2009
By Ali Jaafar – Variety.com
Josh Hartnett has signed on to star in “Gunslinger,” a revenge-driven tale set in the near future in the snowy wasteland of a post-apocalyptic America.
Hartnett will play a man who, along with his brother, sets out to kill the gang who killed their parents. Chris Nahon (“Blood: The Last Vampire”) is directing, with Mark Williams and 2B Pictures’ Albert Martinez Martin producing.
“This story takes a unique and startling look at what might happen when the lawlessness of the Old West returns … but with better weapons,” Williams said.
Pic will be the fifth collaboration between Williams and 2B Pictures.
Latter was launched last year by U.K.-based Future Film Group to produce indie features. The shingle’s most recent production, Simon Fellows’ “Malice in Wonderland,” has been selected for the Sitges Film Festival, while Jordan Scott’s directorial debut “Cracks,” starring Eva Green, receives its world preem in Toronto today.
SC Films is handling international sales on “Gunslinger.” Lensing is set to begin in Canada early next year.