In February, writer-director Jimmy Lee Combs and production company Heart and Fire Productions announced they were beginning work on “Spirit Reckoning,” an innovative new film merging the western and horror genres together. Today they provided a new, more accurate description of the movie’s plot, and revealed who would be playing the main characters.
Say hello to Sean Patrick Flanery, most known for starring in The Boondock Saints, and Lew Temple, famous for The Devil’s Rejects as well as his appearances on The Walking Dead. They’ll be playing Lawson Lovette and Sam Conley respectively, two cowboys with axes to grind….
In this horror-western epic, Sean Patrick Flanery will play gunfighter Lawson Lovette, whose psychotic tendencies and skills with a revolver make him the perfect candidate to aid our hero Sam Conley, AKA The Skull Cowboy, on his blood-soaked journey of revenge. Lew Temple will play Ottis Clement, who is just as crazed as Lawson, sparking an intense rivalry between the two men. Ottis causes chaos and anarchy in the Wild West alongside his brother Ed and leader of their posse Savage Bill. SPIRIT RECKONING will begin filming this year in both Colorado and California.
“SPIRIT RECKONING is a fun filled action-horror-western that has never been done like this before and we’re billing it as John Woo meets Sergio Leone meets the horror genre”, says Combs. “The Lawson Lovette character is a real ball of fire with some great wise cracks along the way and for me was the most fun to write of all the characters. Being huge fans of THE BOONDOCK SAINTS films and Sean Patrick Flanery’s work, we knew he would be the perfect choice to match the wit, charm and crazy side of Lawson.”
Spirit Reckoning begins shooting later this year, aiming for a 2020 release.