Clint’s son rides tall alongside costars Walton Goggins, Danny Glover, and Adam Beach.
Coming soon to a theater (or streaming video platform) near you: Diablo, a gritty new western set for a January 8 theatrical and video on demand release. And Cowboys & Indians has some exclusive advance photos from the film to share with you.
As we reported a few weeks back: Diablo features our April 2015 cover guy Scott Eastwood, who rides tall alongside costars Walton Goggins (soon to be seen in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight), Danny Glover, Adam Beach, Camilla Belle, and Joaquim de Almeida. The official plot synopsis: “A young Civil War veteran named Jackson [Eastwood] wakes up to find his beautiful wife kidnapped by a band of ruthless bandits. With killers around every corner, the lines begin to blur between who the good and the bad are, including Jackson. As a final gunfight looms for our hero and he is asked to risk it all to save the woman he loves, this action-packed western takes twists and turns that will break even the hardest of hearts.”
According to director and co-scriptwriter Lawrence Roeck — with whom Eastwood previously collaborated on the 2012 indie drama The Forger — Diablo takes a significantly different approach to a classic western scenario.
“Every filmmaker's goal,” says Roeck, “is to take you to a place that you've never been before. To see something new and to have a uniquely different experience is the special connection that we all share with loving movies, filmmakers and audiences alike. And it is in that spirit that I made Diablo.
“Diablo gives you an opportunity to see a new kind of journey through the context of the traditional Great American Western. We have the gallant hero, played by Scott Eastwood, with his beautiful horse on the impossible journey to save his wife that is so common in this genre.
“But within that lay my opportunity. An opportunity to shock audiences into seeing the true face of the mentally wounded war veteran in a PTSD-themed film set in post-Civil War America. Two subjects that have never been explored in tandem before, and an undeniable opportunity to take one of the most revered American art forms, the Great American Western, deconstruct it and rebuild it in a fashion that I think all lovers of this incredible genre can all agree is worthy of experiencing.”