Saturday, March 28, 2015

Michael Fassbender is a grizzled cowboy fighting bounty hunters in action-packed trailer for Slow West

PUBLISHED: 18:48 EST, 24 March 2015 | UPDATED: 19:36 EST, 24 March 2015

Wild: Michael Fassbender (left) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (right) take on the American Frontier in the new trailer for Slow West

He's made a name for himself as a chameleon onscreen.

And for Michael Fassbender's next transformation he plays a grizzled cowboy who is more than willing to shed his share of blood in the first trailer for Slow West.

The film tells the story of a 16-year-old boy travelling from 19th century Scotland to the wild west in search of his young love.

The trailer introduces Jay Cavendish, played by The Road star Kodi Smit-McPhee, and his girlfriend Rose Ross, played by newcomer Caren Pistorius, looking very well-to-do and very much in love as they frolic in the Highlands.

'Once upon a a time, Jay Cavendish traveled from the cold shoulder of Scotland to the baking heart of America to find his love,' Fassbender's voice growls. 'A jackrabbit in a den of wolves.'

We are then whisked to a desolate turn of the century American Frontier, where the boy looks very out of place as he stammers and tries to explain his presence to a gang of bandits.

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The lead outlaw is about read him his last rights when he drops dead mid-sentence... to reveal a masked Michael Fassbender with a smoking gun, and we know the 37-year-old Irish German has nailed the role of Silas Selleck before the audience even sees his face.

'Keep heading west solo, you’ll be dead by dawn,' he tells the stunned Smit-McPhee. 'I can take care of myself,' he replies.

'Sure kid,' Silas tells him. 'You need chaperoning. Let’s drift.'

The beautifully shot scenes also introduce us to Payne, the fur coat wearing bounty hunter villain, played by Ben Mendelsohn.

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