Pegging Hollywood’s steampunk attempts a miserable failure, the crew behind Cowboys & Engines are gearing up to deliver the steampunk action movie you’ve always wanted. They’ve already rounded up an Olympic-level genre cast (Battlestar: Galactica’s Richard Hatch and Star Trek’s Walter Koenig) and today we’re happy to announce one more major member joining this steam-powered crew. Actor Malcolm McDowell has been cast as the nefarious Dr. Clay. Check out his eyepatch!
Cowboys & Engines has started fundraising over at Kickstarter promising the goggled masses the steampunk movie they deserve. Here’s the official synopsis:
Cowboys & Engines is an ambitious steampunk adventure that follows Cade Ballard (Jeff Cannata), the war-weary former ambassador from the nation of Texas as he meets Guinivere Wheeler (Libby Letlow), a woman who proves to be as dangerous as she is charming. When they encounter Professor Nicholas Timéon (Walter Koenig), and learn that his temporal engine, a machine with incredible destructive power, has been stolen by would-be conqueror Dr. Clay, Cade and Guinivere set off to save San Francisco from total destruction.