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.
Xerxexx on May 13, 2013
Timothy Olyphant.........Roland Deschain!
brinor2575 on May 13, 2013
Anytime we get Olyphant as a cowboy type, I am good.
DAVIDPD on May 13, 2013
"Aren't you too old to be fightin'?" "Certainly too old to be losin'."
Bl00dwerK on May 13, 2013
Yes I love Timothy Olyphant! He was awesome in THE CRAZIES. Always been a fan.
SkyNet300 on May 14, 2013
The entertainment world's been short a good cowboy since John Wayne passed. 'bout damn time.
Ginni on May 14, 2013
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