Cannes: Magnolia Acquires Kurt Russell Western 'Bone Tomahawk'
Magnolia Pictures had acquired U.S. rights to S. Craig Zahler's Western "Bone Tomahawk," which will be fully financed by 2929 Entertainment.
Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Jennifer Carpenter and Timothy Olyphant are attached to star in the film, which Constantin has acquired for German-speaking European territories. Celluloid Dreams has also already pre-sold France (Wildside), Australia (Transmission), Russia (Luxor) and Thailand (IPA Asia).
"Bone Tomahawk" follows an outlaw who unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope. When the monsters kidnap several settlers, including a rancher's wife, a small rescue party consisting of the injured rancher, the sheriff, his aging deputy and a strong-willed gunslinger, journey into hell to try and rescue them. They soon find themselves in dark unknown territories where savage inbreeds armed with the ultimate weapon leave no hope of survival.
Caliber Media Co.'s Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller and Floren/Shieh Productions' Aimee Shieh and Clay Floren will produce alongside 2929's Ben Cosgrove and Shay Weiner.
Production is scheduled to start in August in Utah.
The uConnect/Celluloid partnership has a number of films on its Cannes slate including Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Best Offer," Takashi Miike's competition title "Shield of Straw" and Katrin Gebbe's "Nothing Bad Can Happen."