A24 picked up John Maclean‘s Slow West out of Sundance and will bring the film exclusively to DirecTV on April 16th before going into theaters/VOD May 15, following the Tribeca Film Festival and the first trailer for the film is now online.
Starring Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), the nineteenth century western centers on 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Smit-McPhee) as he journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way. Ben Mendelsohn and Caren Pistorius co-star.
Just skimming through the trailer I can say Robbie Ryan‘s cinematography really stands out here. You’ll most notably remember his work on Andrea Arnold‘s features Wuthering Heights and Fish Tank, both of which he shot using a 1.33:1 aspect ratio and here he’s shooting at 1.66:1. Watch the trailer and let me know what you think.