Saban Films has released the trailer for Jason Momoa’s upcoming Western movie The Last Manhunt. The movie tells the true story of a band of outlaws on the most significant manhunt in American history. I love Westerns, and this one looks really good! I enjoyed the trailer.
The movie is set in 1909 and follows outlaw Willie Boy, a reputed murderer who “sparks a Shakespearean tragedy, Momoa’s Willie accidentally shoots his love interest’s father after a confrontation gone wrong. With President Taft coming to town, a local sheriff leads two Native American trackers seeking justice for their fallen tribal leader.”
“You got a reckoning coming…”
The movie featured a mostly Native American ensemble cast, and the story is based on “an oral history of the Chemehuevi tribe.” The movie was directed by Christian Camargo from a script by Thomas Pa’a Sibbett, who wrote the story with Momoa.
Momoa is joined by Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon), Martin Sensmeier, Mainei Kinimaka, Zahn McClarnon, Raoul Max Trujillo, Brandon Oakes, and Tantoo Cardinal.
Saban Films president Bill Bromiley said: “We are thrilled to be working with Jason again, especially on ‘The Last Manhunt,’ a story about a misrepresented culture. As Jason noted, the ‘ true story of Willie Boy has never been told, and it’s a beautiful one.”
“The truth of Willie Boy’s story lies in the overlooked voices of the desert people who have inhabited it for generations: the Chemehuevi. To them, Willie Boy wasn’t a savage murderer, he was simply a man who fell in love with a woman that wasn’t meant for him. As filmmakers, it was important to us that this complex narrative and how Native Americans are portrayed to the public was told accurately. With underrepresented cultures coming to the forefront in film and TV, we were committed to approaching this Native tale with the utmost respect for the cultures represented by it. In Saban Films we found the ideal and trusted partner to shed light on this true and tragic story of the last western manhunt, setting the spirits of this story free.”