While Steven Spielberg recently suggested that superheroes will eventually go the way of the western, he wasn’t suggesting that comic book movies would die forever. He was simply observing that the boom would subside, and a new trend would take its place. Indeed, westerns continue to be made, even if not at the pace they were during the genre’s golden age of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s. This year alone we’ve seen “The Salvation” with Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green, “The Keeping Room” with Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld, “Bone Tomahawk” is around the corner, and of course, Quentin Tarantino is gearing up “The Hateful Eight.” And on the horizon is “Jane Got A Gun,” and a batch of new images have arrived.
I’ll spare the recap of the rough and tumble journey the movie has had because you probably know the story by now. But it’s worth restating that this stars Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Noah Emmerich, Rodrigo Santoro and Boyd Holbrook in the story of a woman (Portman) who asks her ex-lover (Edgerton) for help in order to save her outlaw husband (Emmerich) from a gang out to kill him. Gavin O’ Connor (“Warrior,” “Pride And Glory“) directs.
“Jane Got A Gun” opens in France on November 25th, which likely means a trailer is coming soon. It hits U.S. cinemas in February.