Fan of steampunk? Enjoy your westerns? Okay, so listen up; Bryn Pryor of Unpunished Films and his crew are currently in pre-production on Cowboys & Engines, a steampunk western that stars Walter Koenig from Star Trek and Babylon 5 & Jeff Cannata from The Totally Rad Show, Always On and Weekend Confirmed.
I’m a softie for Steampunk and I love westerns, so this sort of thing instantly grabbed me.
A sweeping adventure set in an alternate 1876 where five nations occupy North America, Lincoln wasn’t assassinated, and the civil war still rages on.
The film follows Cade Ballard (Jeff Cannata), the war-weary former ambassador from the nation of Texas as he meets Guinivere Wheeler (Libby Letlow), a woman who proves to be as dangerous as she is charming. When they encounter Professor Nicholas Timéon (Walter Koenig), and learn that his temporal engine, a machine with incredible destructive power, has been stolen by would-be conqueror Dr. Clay, Cade and Guinivere set off to save San Francisco from total destruction.
Here’s the Kickstarter Trailer below:
Now this movie is the first mainstream project being produced by adult film star James Deen, who starred in Paul Schrader’s film The Canyons, which was written by Bret Easton Ellis. I, had to google James to be sure but I instantly realised I was already acquainted with a lot of his work (the single life hath taken it’s toll). And I like the guy, or lucky b@stard as I like to call him. And writer Bryn Pryor wears a Weyland Yutani T-shirt in the vid, so I’m inclined to like him too. So I hope this flick succeeds.