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TRAILER FOR FORSAKEN – SUTHERLAND WESTERN

Forsaken, the upcoming Western starring father and son, Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, has now released its first official trailer. The Alberta-shot movie has its general North American debut on February 19th. The Sutherlands play father & son characters in the film. Directed by Jon Cassar, Kiefer Sutherland is John Henry Clayton, a man trying to…

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BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID RETURN TO THE BIG SCREEN

The influential 1969 Western, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, is set to return to the US in a limited big screen engagement. Directed by George Roy Hill, this film has been celebrated on a number of levels; for its re-working of the Western, for its mix of humor and melancholy, and for the first…

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SCOTT EASTWOOD WESTERN DEBUTS ON BIG-SCREEN & VOD

The new Scott Eastwood Western, Diablo (2016), makes both its big-screen and Video on Demand (VOD) debut today (January 8th). Set seven years after the US Civil War, Eastwood plays former a Union soldier named Jackson, now living with his wife, Alexsandra (Camilla Belle), on a ranch in Colorado territory. When a gang raids his…

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HBO’S LEWIS & CLARK TO RESUME FILMING IN 2016

Lewis and Clark, the upcoming HBO series portraying the westward journey of American explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, is set to resume filming in Alberta this Spring. The six-hour miniseries will star Casey Affleck as Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts as Clark. The script for the series is based on 1996 book Undaunted Courage by…

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NEW WESTERNS IN 2016 – ROLL CALL

As the year is set to slip into 2016, this site takes stock of both the ongoing and upcoming major release Westerns that will be screening in the New Year. The list is impressive and signals the continued resonance of the genre, some 100 years on from The Great Train Robbery (1903). (Note: the release dates provided…