Watch: Kiefer & Donald Sutherland in Trailer for Western 'Forsaken'

January 20, 2016
Source: YouTube

Forsaken Trailer

"Are them stories true about the men you killed?" Momentum Pictures has debuted a trailer for the western Forsaken, about an embittered gunslinger who attempts to make amends with his estranged father whilst their community is besieged by ruthless land-grabbers. The film stars father and son duo Kiefer Sutherland and Donald Sutherland, along with Demi Moore, Michael Wincott, Brian Cox, Landon Liboiron and Siobhan Williams. This has been a very strong season for westerns, including Bone Tomahawk and The Hateful Eight, as well as the underrated Slow West. There's also Jane Got a Gun coming up, but this also looks like a solid indie western worth checking out. Plus it's cool to see the two Sutherlands in a movie.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Jon Cassar's Forsaken, direct from YouTube:

Forsaken Poster

In 1872, John Henry Clayton (Kiefer Sutherland) retires as a gunfighter and returns to his hometown of Fowler, Wyoming in hope of repairing his relationship with his estranged father, Reverend Clayton (Donald Sutherland). However, he soon learns that the town is in turmoil, as the railroad will be coming through the area and a criminal gang is terrorizing ranchers who refuse to sell their land. John Henry is the only one who can stop them, but his father does not want his son to return to a life of violence. Forsaken is directed by TV director Jon Cassar (episodes of "24: Live Another Day", "Fringe", "Daybreak", "Terra Nova", "The Kennedys"), from a screenplay by Brad Mirman. This first premiered at TIFF 2015 last year. Momentum Pictures will release Forsaken in select US theaters starting February 19th this winter.

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Reader Feedback - 17 Comments


This looks quite formulaic, but not a terrible way. I think it is pretty cool to see father and son on screen.

DAVIDPD on Jan 20, 2016


Looks too contemporary. Should have been shot in old-skool way using film, far too clean a look. But the Sutherlands finally on screen...

Have Hope on Jan 20, 2016


Totally agree with the look. I'm sure money was the issue.

tommyturner on Jan 21, 2016


Think I'll pass...

Mr. Guymon on Jan 20, 2016


I should be thinking 24, but all I can hear is Big Boss now. Anyhow, looks fine. Even 'formulaic' westerns are usually reliably entertaining. I feel like I've heard the line "how can you expect anyone to forgive you if you can't forgive yourself" approximately a hundred times.

OfficialJab on Jan 20, 2016


Cookie Cutter Western for desert. 😛

mzungu on Jan 20, 2016


slow west, bone tomahawk, and hateful eight were all great. I'm hoping this continues the trend.

dan on Jan 20, 2016


yes the cannibals in bone tomahawk are fearsome.... awesome!

ari smulders on Jan 21, 2016



dan on Jan 21, 2016


Yes awesome. They should have there own origin story. So we should start a petition 🙂

ari smulders on Jan 21, 2016


Well,they showed us the whole movie.Still,did that with "Open range" and i still love it.Hope will be good.

Maxim Karagogov on Jan 20, 2016


For me was slow west one of the best movies of 2015,no doubt about it. I think better than the hateful eight... Bone tomahawk is awesome because you will never forget certain scenes, and the cannibals are very bad dudes... Want to see a origin story of them....

ari smulders on Jan 21, 2016


'Old Guns'

Carpola on Jan 21, 2016


Michael Wincott is an awesome actor.

tommyturner on Jan 21, 2016


So if I find myself located in a bar in a movie, do I have to dive behind it while shattered bottles rain down on my head, or no?

MaqueeStalker on Jan 21, 2016


Jack Bauer meets president Snow. Will son survive? And can he live with that?

shiboleth on Jan 21, 2016


Why not get the whole Sutherland family in on it?

Lar Rackell on Jan 21, 2016

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