In 2023, we will be getting a major “gunfight” as Shout! Studios has scored the North American rights to Joe Cornet‘s Gunfight at Rio Bravo, starring WorldFilmGeek Hall of Famer Alexander Nevsky (above right with Cornet).

Nevsky plays a mysterious Russian gunslinger who aids a marshal and a sheriff as they stand up to a bloodthirsty outlaw gang known as The Hellhounds who have invaded their small East Texas town. Cornet, Matthias Hues, Olivier GrunerNatalie Denise SperlKerry Goodwin and John Fallon round out the key cast.

Craig Hamann wrote the screenplay, which was produced by Nevsky via his Hollywood Storm Productions. Cornet via his San Rafael Productions and Eric Brenner via his ETA Productions serve as executive producers.

“I’m really happy Gunfight at Rio Bravo will be released in the U.S. by Shout! Factory. My western debut may have a lot of action, but it’s also a great story about friendship and the endless fight between good and evil,” said Nevsky. “I can’t wait for American audiences to watch it thanks to Shout! and Premiere.”

Gunfight at Rio Bravo is perhaps the most unique of all the westerns I have directed. Partly based in fact, it has terrific action while maintaining classic western standards. In short, it has something for everyone,” said Cornet.

A sequel, Taken from Rio Bravo, is currently in post production and reunites Nevsky, Cornet, and Hues alongside action legends Cynthia Rothrock and Don “The Dragon” Wilson.

Gunfight at Rio Bravo will be released in select theaters on January 13, 2023 followed by a DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital release on January 17, 2023.

Thanks to Alexander Nevsky for providing this update.