The Legende Immortal is an upcoming supernatural-western thriller film that I wrote. It centers around a bounty hunter, Dollar Bill, and master bounty hunter, Texas Tom Slaughter, who mentored Bill. They are the biggest, baddest cowboys in 1863 Indian Territory (what would eventually become Oklahoma). On one of their bounty hunts, they stumble upon a book containing the formula for eternal life, and they seek out an alchemist to help them create it. Meanwhile, the crooked Sheriff of Butcher’s Pen, a small, surreal old west town, is onto them. He knows they have this book, and he wants in on it. Ultimately, the film leads into a tense race and a battle of wits, with all six shots blasting away.
The reason I want to make this film is because I understand that as humans, we have an internal desire to live forever. It is something that may seldom be on the top of our minds, but is usually always running rampant in our subconscious. I think this film will coherently address mankind’s fear of loss and death, as the characters are going to be put through a lot of that. That said, there will always remain a fairly light undertone, with witty humor and razor sharp dialogue. The characters should have an “epic” feel, and everything about the film is going to be a fun adventure. The film will be shot on location in Colorado and Oklahoma, with Native American actors, crew, and props, staying true to the roots of what we are trying to accomplish- a western thriller set in the Civil War, in a time when Native Americans were poorly treated, along with African Americans as well.
The overall tone of the film will not be equivalent to your modern day western, with polished tracking shots and epic wide angles. Instead, it will feel more natural, raw and gritty, with as little polish as possible. We definitely want an organic vibe to the picture, as it was influenced by the Spaghetti Westerns of the 60’s & 70’s. Films like Django, A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, etc. This means trying to emulate the raw, grainy 35mm film look, but with a slightly modern twist. High contrasted darks, washed out whites, grainy and low saturation. The plan is to shoot on either the BlackMagic Cinema Camera, or Canon DSLRs, and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro.
— Written by Kyle Oliver, 2014
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Kyle Oliver is an award-nominated filmmaker. You can see his nominated short film, NUMB, here:
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