Timothy Olyphant in 'Dark Knight' Producer's 'Man on Carrion Road'
by Ethan Anderton
May 13, 2013
Many TV fans have become accustomed to seeing Timothy Olyphant as a man of the law on the FX series "Justified," and he'll wear a badge again in The Man on Carrion Road, a new indie from Atlas Independent, the indie arm of Atlas Entertainment, the company founded by The Dark Knight trilogy producer Charles Roven. The film follows a botched Mexican cartel deal in the back roads of a border town. The town's new sheriff (Olyphant) must team up with the retired lawman he replaced to investigate the source of the deal in order to stop a mysterious cartel butcher and his brutalization of the town's people.
Sounds like a buddy cop sort of western with a bit of Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand thrown in for good measure. The project is being co-financed by Atlas and Relativity International with sales happening at Cannes this month (where our own Alex Billington will be reporting from soon). Apollo 18 director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego is behind the camera with a script from new writer Nils Lyew. The company must like what Lopez-Gallego is doing in post-production with his film Open Grave, featuring Shartlo Copley, which they're also backing. The film is supposed to start shooting in August so stay tuned.