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Tango0122 Aug 2017 1:05 p.m. PST

"The first image from Out of the Furnace and Black Mass filmmaker Scott Cooper's highly anticipated Western Hostiles has been released online. Written and directed by Cooper, the film takes place in 1892 and stars Christian Bale as a legendary Army Captain who reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back home to tribal lands. Cooper shot on location in New Mexico, and that landscape is on full display behind Bale's weary Captain in this debut image.

The film sounds like it has a bit of a The Searchers vibe to it, as Bale's character encounters a number of other hostile forces along the trip from New Mexico to Montana. Cooper broke out in a big way with Crazy Heart, then followed that up with the almost punishingly dark Appalachia-set Out of the Furnace. With Black Mass Cooper proved he could craft a compelling period biopic, and now with Hostiles he tries his hand at a Western—a genre that seems tailor made for Cooper's sensibilities…"


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Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 1:52 p.m. PST

Good cast. Good director. Likely to be a good movie.
Can't say for sure until I see it.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 2:10 p.m. PST


Tango0123 Aug 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

Let's see…


Stephen Miller23 Aug 2017 1:27 p.m. PST

Per a Google search, I see that it is to be released in September, but nothing more definate, especially as to when wide-spread release is scheduled. Anyone have a definate date

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