RLJ Entertainment has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to the Kurt Russell-starring Bone Tomahawk, the Caliber Media horror-Western written and directed by S. Craig Zahler. The deal comes ahead of the pic’s world premiere as the closing-night film at Fantastic Fest, the annual genre film showcase that kicks off next month in Austin.
The deal marks the first title acquired under the RLJ Entertainment brand after it previously released its theatrical titles under the Image Entertainment brand, which RLJ bought in 2012.
Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Lili Simmon and Richard Jenkins co-star in the pic, which centers on an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Russell), that sets out to rescue settlers from the small town of Bright Hope who are kidnapped by a group of cannibal savages. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in jeopardy.
Dallas Sonnier, Jack Heller, and Gregory Zuk of Caliber Media produced and Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones and David Gilbrey executive produced. The deal was negotiated by CAA, UTA, and Caliber on behalf of the filmmakers and Mark Ward and Grace Santos on behalf of RLJ.