There is nothing about this project that doesn't reek of awesomeness. Deadline recently broke the news that Reel FX Animation Studios has signed a long-term deal with writer/director Jorge R. Gutierrez — whom they worked with for The Book of Life — and the next film on their docket is an untitled kung fu space western. Yes please.

There are a lot of ideas going on in that title alone. Enough that it's just fun to say. Here's the synopsis that appeared on Deadline:

The Untitled Kung Fu Space Western centers on one of the galaxy's most charming outlaws, the leader of a funny, ragtag crew of rebel bandits that are put on a collision course with a legendary villain to determine the fate of the galaxy. Said Gutierrez: "Our heartfelt film will be a funny mash-up of some of my favorite influences: '90s Kung Fu films, Spaghetti Westerns of the '60s, and the epic Space Adventures of the '70s, '80s and today."


That sounds like a simple, standard plot. Embroidered by a giant pile of influences and genres. Honestly, if you're doing a kung fu space western, the plot should not have too many twists and turns.

Along with the news, the studio released a bit of early concept art, which looks just gorgeous. It's above, and it continues to be as gorgeous as we'd expect art from Gutierrez to be.