Writer-director Ted Geoghegan’s new film is an historical action-horror movie called Mohawk, it was announced Tuesday. The project stars Kaniehtiio Horn (Hemlock Grove) as a young member of the Mohawk people who, after a member of her tribe sets an American soldiers’ camp ablaze, is pursued by a ruthless band of renegades bent on revenge. Other cast members include wrestler Jon Huber, Justin Rain (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Noah Segan (Starry Eyes) Ian Colletti (“Arseface” from AMC’s new show Preacher), Robert Longstreet (Take Shelter), Sheri Foster (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes).
Geoghegan cowrote Mohawk with novelist Grady Hendrix, author of 2014’s Horrorstör. The film is being produced by Greg Newman of Dark Sky Films and Travis Stevens of Snowfort Pictures. Principal photography begins Tuesday in upstate New York.
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“Mohawk is hard-hitting action-horror that subverts traditional genre tropes while delivering a timeless tale of good versus evil,” said Geoghegan in a statement. “We look to deliver a horrifying home invasion film where the home is North America itself.”
Geoghegan made a splash last year with his acclaimed directorial debut, the ghost tale We Are Still Here, which starred Sensenig, Barbara Crampton, Lisa Marie, and Larry Fessenden. You can see the trailer for We Are Still Here, below.