Shout! Studios proudly released Joe Cornet’s latest Western, Gunfight at Rio Bravo this month in select theaters and on Digital. The film also had its world premiere event with the stars and creators on hand at the Loft Cinema in Tucson, Arizona on Tuesday January 17.
“When we were making “Gunfight at Rio Bravo” in 2021, I fell in love with Arizona, and we made another one in 2022, so we made two already. This is the first one, and I’m very happy to present it,” said the action film’s main star and three-time Mr. Universe Alexander Nevsky.
Director Joe Cornet and Nevsky has filmed two movies in Southern Arizona within two years. Tuesday’s screening marked the world premiere of the first of the two. In the second, “Taken from Rio Bravo,” Nevsky will reprise his role as ‘mysterious Russian gunslinger’ Ivan Turchin.
“I love shooting in Arizona. We filmed at a marvelous place called Gammon’s Gulch (close to the legendary Tombstone) and I love shooting there,” said film director Joe Cornet. “The people are so wonderful. We have a bunch of Arizona locals that we use both in crew, actors, backgrounds, extras. This is marvelous, and I’m glad to be back for the premiere.”
Directed from a script by Craig Hamann, Gunfight at Rio Bravo sees three-time Mr. Universe Nevsky as Ivan Turchin, a mysterious Russian gunslinger who rides into a small Texas town only to cross paths with a bloodthirsty outlaw gang known as The Hellhounds. Outmanned and outgunned, the town must put their trust in Turchin to protect them from annihilation at the hands of the bandits. The gunslinger finds allies in the form of Marshal Austin Carter and Sheriff Vernon Kelly, and together the three must make a desperate stand against impossible and violent odds.
Cornet also stars along with Olivier Gruner and Matthias Hues. A sequel is also on the way. Check out a few more photos below sent to us by Nevsky.
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