Nicolas Cage teaches the 'old way' of Western violence in exclusive clip

Cage's first Western hits theaters this week.

Collider has exclusive access to new footage from The Old Way, the first western in Nicolas Cage's prolific career. The film stars Cage as an ex-gunman who is forced back into his old job and takes his daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) along with him.

The Old Way follows Cage as Colton Briggs, a retired gunman turned family man. Sadly, Colton's fate didn't end there when he was forced to pick up a pistol after a gang of gangsters murdered his wife. Revenge won't be easy, however, as Colton is now the father of a little girl. In short, "The Old Way" breathes new life into the classic Western revenge story by casting Cage as a man who juggles multiple roles between revenge and raising his daughter.

In the exclusive video, Colton and his daughter overpower three armed men. The men were beaten and bleeding, and it looked like they had lost a brutal battle with the gunslinger. Colton proceeded to disarm the men and ordered his daughter to retrieve the shotgun. The weapon's owner tried to fight back and threatened to shoot the girl, hoping to force Colton into let them go. Unfortunately for the prisoner, Colton taught his daughter to be just as vicious as her father. The girl stepped on the man's leg, grabbed his shotgun, and left him in agony.

The exclusive clip also teases the brutality of Cage's first western. The film has a violence rating of R, which means "Old Road" will feature more bloody brawls. It looks like the movie will reflect all the grit and darkness we associate with the Old West, where people are forced to use whatever means necessary to survive. For Cage, exercising some new action muscles sounds like an exciting experiment.

When Does The Old Way Premieres?

The Old Way also stars Nick Searcy and Shiloh Fernandez. The film is produced by Donowho, Cage, Sasha Yelaun, Robert Paschall Jr., Johnny Remo, R. Bryan Wright, Micah Haley and Saturn Films. Executive producers include Joshua Bunting, David Haring, Christian Mercuri, Mehrdad Moayedi, Fred Roos and writer Carl W. Lucas.

The Old Way opens this Friday, January 6. The film will be available digitally and on demand starting January 13. Check out the exclusive clip and synopsis of the film below.

Nicolas Cage stars in his first-ever Western as Colton Briggs, a cold-blooded gunslinger turned respectable family man. When an outlaw and his gang put Colton and his family in peril, Colton is forced to take up arms with an unlikely partner — his 12-year-old daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) — in this action-filled film that builds toward its fateful showdown with pulse-pounding suspense.
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