Watch the trailer for new movie set during Australian Gold Rush in 1890s

The first trailer has released for upcoming western thriller The Furnace.

A tense Western set in the 1890s gold rush of Western Australia, the movie stars David Wenham (The Lord of The Rings), Jay Ryan (IT: Chapter 2), Mahesh Jadu (The Witcher), and Baykali Ganambarr (The Nightingale).

The official synopsis reads: “To escape a harsh existence and return home, a young Afghan cameleer (Ahmed Malek) partners with a mysterious bushman on the run with two 400oz Crown-marked gold bars.

“Together the unlikely pair must outwit a zealous police sergeant and his troopers in a race to reach a secret furnace where they can safely reset the bars to remove the mark of the Crown.”

Watch the trailer:

 

The Furnace will be available in the UK on DVD and on demand from Monday 25th January.

A release in the US hasn’t yet been announced.