ComingSoon.net has learned that Phase 4 Films and Lightning Entertainment have picked up all rights to director Tanner Beard’s The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy. Starring Eric Balfour, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jenna Dewan, Summer Glau and Henry Thomas, the Western is based on how Hell’s Gate at Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas came to have its name. Produced by Suzanne Weinert and Jay Michaelson, Beard’s film premiered at the Dallas Film Festival last March.
The full synopsis is below:
In 1870s Texas, a ruthless bounty hunter and an Irish desperado flee the law with a young criminal claiming to possess a treasure more valuable than gold. Crossing paths with some of the West’s most notorious figures, the three outlaws fight for their lives in the pursuit of fame and fortune. Fueled by an ensemble cast and inspired by actual events, The Legend of Hell’s Gate blends legend and history into a Western spectacle that recounts a treacherous existence in post Civil War Texas.
The plans are to release the film using Phase 4′s ultra VOD model with plans for release On Demand and in theaters sometime during the Spring.