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Major details have emerged about Ti West's next film, the western In a Valley of Violence, including the full plot and a couple of new stills.

You may remember we premiered the first image from West's film months ago. That image of star Ethan Hawke was in black and white but these new ones are in colour.

According to a release out of the upcoming SXSW where the film will premier, In a Valley of Violence "brings absurdist humor, unique dialogue and West’s shocking scenes of violence to the Western genre."

A mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog make their way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west. In an attempt to shorten their journey, they cut through the center of a large valley -- landing themselves in the forgotten town of Denton, a place now dubbed by locals as a "valley of violence." The once-popular mining town is nearly abandoned and controlled by a brash group of misfits -- chief among them Gilly (James Ransone), the troublemaking son of the town’s Marshal (John Travolta).

As tensions rise between Paul and Gilly, Denton’s remaining residents bear witness to an inevitable act of violence that starts a disastrous chain reaction, infecting the petty lives of all involved and quickly drags the whole town into the bloody crosshairs of revenge. Mary-Anne (Taissa Farmiga) and Ellen (Karen Gillan), two bickering sisters who run the town’s only hotel, try to find the good in both men, while desperately searching for their own salvation.

Only the world-weary Marshal struggles to stop the violent hysteria, but after a gruesome discovery about Paul’s past… there is no stopping the escalation.

The film, produced by Blumhouse, boasts a stellar supporting cast that includes Toby Huss ("Halt and Catch Fire”), Burn Gorman (THE DARK NIGHT RISES, PACIFIC RIM) and genre darling Larry Fessenden (YOU’RE NEXT, I SELL THE DEAD).

Can't wait for some footage.

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