Ti West to Direct Hawke,Travolta in Blumhouse Horror Western


Two terror teams are meeting as Ti West (THE INNKEEPERS, THE SACRAMENT) and regular producers Jakob Jaffke and Peter Phok are set to collaborate with Jason Blum and frequent Blumhouse star Ethan Hawke (SINISTER, THE PURGE) on an 1890s-set horror western.

Currently in negotiations to join the film titled IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE,  is legendary actor John Travolta (SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, PULP FICTION), who we haven’t seen in a proper horror film in quite a long time. No further details aside from setting and such have been released, but it certainly feels appropriate to see a uniting of Blum and West, who’s often at the forefront of conversation on rising horror talent.

West wrote and will direct IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE. His next film, THE SACRAMENT is On Demand May 1 and in select theaters June 6 from Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing. [THR]

UPDATE: Despite THR’s article, West tweeted out the film isn’t a horror movie. It remains fantastic to see talented genre filmmakers move on up, however.

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