First Trailer for the Kurt Russell Cannibal Western ‘Bone Tomahawk’

Kurt Russel Cannibal Western

Following its premiere at Fantastic Fest this week, the first trailer for writer/director Craig S. Zahler’s cannibal western Bone Tomahawk has landed online.

The Zahler’s feature debut stars Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, and Richard Jenkins. The film follows four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from the flesh-eating marauders.

Sean Young, David Arquette, Lili Simmons, Sid Haig, Kathryn Morris, Evan Jonigkeit, Geno Segers, James Tolkan, Jamie Hector, Jamison Newlander, Zahn McClarnon, Robert Mukes and Fred Melamed round out the cast.

Bone Tomahawk opens in limited release and hits iTunes and on VOD October 23. Check out the trailer for yourself (via EW). UPDATED: It took a while for an embedded YouTube video to surface, but now it is here:

It looks all the more like a nostalgia-ridden take on the John Wayne starrer, The Searchers. See the poster and read the full synopsis for the film below.

The Kurt Russel Vehicle

A stranger (David Arquette) rolls into the tiny Western town of Bright Hope, immediately drawing the suspicions of the backup deputy Chicory (Richard Jenkins). He alerts the town’s sheriff, Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) and in an ensuing scuffle, the stranger is wounded and put in jail. Summoned to tend to the wounded man is the beautiful Samantha O’Dwyer (Lili Simmons), whose successful working-class husband Arthur (Patrick Wilson) is laid out at home with a broken leg.

Sometime in the night, a local stable boy is torn to pieces, horses are stolen and Samantha and the stranger disappear. The only clue left behind is a rather peculiar looking arrow, a weapon their local Indian expert identifies as belonging to tribe of cannibalistic troglodytes. Having no alternative but to face these cave-dwelling abominations, Sheriff Hunt, Chicory, Arthur O’Dwyer and the dashing, highly educated gentleman John Brooder (Matthew Fox) head out on a rescue mission.