Though he’s probably best known for wielding a big sword in the Conan remake and mounting a tiny woman in HBO’s Game of Thrones, it turns out Jason Momoa also fancies himself a director of films. Or, at the very least, he’s now directed one feature film, and thanks to a partnership with WWE Studios and Anchor Bay, that movie is going to be brought to audiences in North America, the UK, and Australia/New Zealand.
The film is called Road to Paloma, and it stars Momoa himself, as well as his co-writer Robert Homer Mollohan, in an adventure tale that almost sounds too ridiculously chest-beating and man-affirming to be real. I mean, honestly, I’ve never actually seen that show Renegade that Lorenzo Lamas used to be on, but when I read the plot synopsis for Road to Paloma, it sounds to me like it’s exactly what watching a season of Renegade would be like. In a word: awesome.
According to Deadline, who first broke the news of the finished film’s new distribution deal, “In Road To Paloma, Momoa stars as Robert Wolf, a Native American, who is being hotly pursued by the FBI for taking the law into his own hands after thugs rape and kill his mother on their reservation. Wolf crosses paths with Cash (Mollohan), a down and out musician, and an unlikely bond is formed as they motorcycle across the vast highways of the American West in search of redemption.”
Avenging heinous crimes… guys named Wolf and Cash… motorcycling across the desert with your new best friend… that’s the kind of stuff that holds on tightly to your heartstrings and never lets go. When all is said and done, Road to Paloma may just prove to be the greatest long-haired, ripped-biceped, leather-pantsed story of platonic bro love ever put on film. It seems only fitting that it should be brought to us by WWE, the same company who captured our hearts with the anti-American friendship that sprouted up between Nicolai Volkoff and the Iron Sheik, and who dashed all of our dreams when Shawn Michaels super-kicked his heterosexual life partner Marty Jannetty and then threw him through the front window of Brutus the Barber Beefcake’s barber shop, effectively ending what could have been a lifetime of palling around in spandex and bandanas. Road to Paloma is scheduled to be released in the US sometime later this year. Prepare to learn to feel again.