Ti West’s new feature film, “In a Valley of Violence,” has released its official poster over at Entertainment Weekly and it’s giving us some classic “shoot-em-up” vibes. Sometimes it’s better to use old school style to depict gore in a classy way, and for the anticipated SXSW premiere, that seems to be the case.
“In a Valley of Violence” is a classically told revenge Western starring Ethan Hawke as drifter who is just trying to get along in a very violent world. John Travolta, Taissa Farmiga and James Ransone also star in the dusty 1890s tale.
The film’s official synopsis reads: “A mysterious drifter named Paul and his dog make their way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west. In an attempt to shorten their journey, they cut through the center of a large valley — landing themselves in the forgotten town of Denton, a place now dubbed by locals as a ‘valley of violence.’ The once-popular mining town is nearly abandoned and controlled by a brash group of misfits — chief among them Gilly (James Ransone), the troublemaking son of the town’s Marshal (John Travolta). As tensions rise between Paul and Gilly, Denton’s remaining residents bear witness to an inevitable act of violence that starts a disastrous chain reaction, infecting the petty lives of all involved and quickly drags the whole town into the bloody crosshairs of revenge. Mary-Anne (Taissa Farmiga) and Ellen (Karen Gillan), two bickering sisters who run the town’s only hotel, try to find the good in both men, while desperately searching for their own salvation. Only the world-weary Marshal struggles to stop the violent hysteria, but after a gruesome discovery about Paul’s past… there is no stopping the escalation.”
Check out the first poster for the film below.