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This first official image has hit the web from John Maclean’s upcoming western ‘Slow West.’ Starring the likes of Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Ben Mendelsohn and Caren Pistorius, the film marks Maclean’s feature directional debut. He previously directed Fassbender in two fantastic short films: ‘Man on a Motorcycle’ (also starring Jessica Brown Findlay) and ‘Pitch Black Heist’ (also starring Liam Cunningham).

Set at the end of the 19th Century, ‘Slow West’ is an American western filtered through the eyes of European filmmaking. The story centres on 17 year old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who has travelled from Scotland to Colorado to be reunited with the woman with whom he is infatuated. He is quickly confronted by the dangers of the frontier and so teams up with a mysterious traveller named Silas (Michael Fassbender), who agrees to protect him for cash. Jay’s journey is fraught with danger, double-crossing and violence as he comes to realise that America is not easy on the innocent.

‘Slow West’ is being produced by ‘The King’s Speech’ producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films (Shame, Tracks); Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan of DMC Film; and Rachel Gardner of Rachel Gardner Films. The film marks Fassbender’s first feature as a producer. ‘Slow West’ was developed by Film4 and is co-financed by Film4, the BFI, the New Zealand Film Commission and Fulcrum Media Finance. Expect a confirmed release date shortly. Source: Michael Fassbender Online via The Film Stage.