Uncork’d Entertainment is set to distribute the award-winning creature feature Hunting Grounds, sales agent High Octane Pictures announced today.
Winner Best Sci-Fi Horror Film at the Toronto Independent Film Festival 2015, writer-director John Portanova’s acclaimed film sees a fractured family forced to go up against an angry clan of Bigfoot.
Festival audiences and horror critics have gone crazy for the story of a father and son, forced to move to an old cabin in the woods after a devastating tragedy, who unearth a tribe of Sasquatch.
Galen Christy, head of High Octane Pictures, says “We are so excited to be working with Uncork’d Entertainment again. They are a fantastic, solid company and we know that the film will be in good hands with them”
Keith Leopard, president of Uncork’d Entertainment, adds "Being from the Pacific Northwest I’ve always been fascinated with the legend. John's movie offers such a great take on the subject, I think audiences will love it!".
Written and directed by John Portanova and produced by horror label The October People, Hunting Grounds stars Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Jason Vail, David Saucedo, D'Angelo Midili, and Emmy winner Bill Oberst Jr (Criminal Minds).
Uncork’d Entertainment will distribute film domestically. Date TBC.
Neil Johnson’s highly anticipated sci-fi action film 'Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter' has been named as the Opening Night Film at this year's Action On Film Festival, which is becoming one of the worlds top festivals to be in.
The screening also marks the World Premiere of the film, which has been nominated for eight major awards at the festival including Female Action Performer of the Year (star Tracey Birdsall) and Best Science Fiction Film.
Director Johnson will be in attendance at the red carpet event, along with the full cast led by star Tracey Birdsall (Who's Jenna...?, Dawn of the Crescent Moon).
'Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter' is a science fiction film set in the distant future depicting the overthrow of humanity by artificial intelligence on Earth and other worlds.
Starring alongside Birdsall are William Kircher (The Hobbit), Daz Crawford (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Stephen Manley (Star Trek III), Marilyn Ghiggliotti (Clerks), Livvy Stubenrauch (Disney's Frozen), Tim McGrath, Ashley Park, Aaron Jacques, Marc Hawes, Tony Gibbons, Michael Scott Martin, and Charles Beck.
Watch the trailer for 'Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter' below, beneath check out the award nominations.
'Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter', nominated for eight awards at Action On Film Festival, including:
FEMALE ACTION PERFORMER OF THE YEAR - FEATURE (for Birdsall);
BREAKOUT ACTION STAR- FEMALE - FEATURE (for Birdsall);
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - FEATURE (for Johnson);
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS - FEATURE (for Johnson);
BEST SOUND DESIGN - FEATURE (for Johnson);
BEST SCIENCE FICTION;
BEST YOUNG PERFORMER - FEATURE (for Livvy Stubenrauch); and
BEST SOUNDTRACK - FEATURE (for Alex Starpoli).
Ticket's to the premiere are now available here http://www.aoffest.com/#!product/prd12/4550161001/rogue-warrior-tracey-birdsall-9-2-7%3A30pm-block. The event is expected to SELL OUT, so it is recommended to pre-book tickets online ASAP.
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To mark the 40th anniversary of the UK release of director Nicolas Roeg’s iconic sci-fi odyssey, "The Man Who Fell to Earth", Studiocanal have announced that they are near to completing a new 4k restoration of the cult classic. The restoration has been in the works since late 2015, but is now especially timely given David Bowie's passing earlier this year.
The film will be released in cinemas nationwide on 9th September by Park Circus and then as a Collector's Edition, Blu-Ray, DVD or Download from 10th October by Studiocanal, complete with brand new bonus material and special packaging, as part of their Vintage Classics range.
Restored by Deluxe London, the restoration of "The Man Who Fell to Earth" is based on a 4K scan of the original camera negative, followed by a full 4K workflow, with the approval of cinematographer Anthony Richmond.
Featuring a startling and era defining lead performance from David Bowie (The Prestige, Labyrinth) in his debut feature role and based on the cult novel by Walter Tevis, "The Man Who Fell to Earth" endures as, not only a bitingly caustic indictment of the modern world, but also a poignant commentary on the loneliness of the outsider.
Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth from a distant planet on a mission to take water back to his home planet in the midst of a catastrophic drought. Using the advanced technology of his home planet to patent many inventions on Earth, Newton, aided by leading patent attorney Oliver Farnsworth (Buck Henry, The Graduate, Get Smart), acquires incredible wealth as the head of a technology-based conglomerate that he intends to use to finance the construction of a space vehicle to ship water back to his planet.
Newton embarks on a relationship with hotel maid Mary-Lou (Candy Clark, American Graffiti, Zodiac) and makes progress with the construction of his vehicle but soon finds his true identity at risk via his roguish colleague and confidant Dr. Nathan Bryce (Rip Torn, Men in Black, Marie Antoinette) who threatens not only his relationship with Mary-Lou, but his freedom and chances of making it home to the family he yearns for.
Full details of DVD / BD release including special Collector’s Edition to follow.
"The Man Who Fell to Earth" is re-released in cinemas from 9th September by Park Circus, opening at BFI Southbank and cinemas nationwide. 139 mins / Cert: 18
"The Man Who Fell to Earth" will be released as a Collector's Edition, DVD, Blu-Ray and Download from 10th October by Studiocanal and is part of the ‘Vintage Classics collection’ – showcasing iconic British films, all fully restored and featuring brand new extra content:
Beta Test, starring Arrow’s Manu Bennett and Larenz Tate (House Of Lies), hits cinemas nationwide July 22.
From producer / writer / director Nicholas Gyeney, and produced by Mirror Images LTD, comes Beta Test a sci-fi action thriller that's "a cross between the intimate suspense of Die Hard and the 21st century chaos of Gamer".
The film’s storyline revolves around Max Troy (Tate, House of Lies, Rush), a Seattle-based video game champion and game tester who is about to test the latest game sensation from global video game juggernaut, Sentinel. As Max begins his procedural dissection of the game, he begins to realize this new game is not like any other. As Max completes new tasks, events in the real world begin to mirror them. Soon, Max uncovers a deep-rooted conspiracy from within the walls of Sentinel, which leads him to discover that the game’s protagonist, Orson Creed (Bennett, Arrow, The Hobbit), is a real man, in the real world. If Max can somehow join forces with Creed, together they may have a chance at unravelling this conspiracy before the tasks in the game escalate and overwhelm their city.
Yuji Okumoto (Karate Kid Part II, Inception, The Game), and Linden Ashby (Mortal Kombat, Teen Wolf, Wyatt Earp) also star.
Beta Test will be released in approximately 15 US theatres July 22nd - check below to see if Beta Test is coming to a theatre near you.
Seattle, WA - Siff Cinema Uptown
Bellingham, WA - AMC Loews Cascade Mall 14
Denver, CO - AMC Westminster Promenade 24
Chicago, IL - AMC South Barrington 30
Detroit, MI - AMC Forum 30
New York, NY - AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20
Philadelphia, PA - AMC Neshaminy 24
Atlanta, GA - AMC North DeKalb Mall 16
Tampa, FL - AMC Veterans Expressway 24
Baton Rouge, LA - AMC Baton Rouge 16
Houston, TX - AMC Studio 30
Phoenix, AZ - AMC Arizona Center 24
Long Beach, CA - AMC Orange 30
Los Angeles, CA - AMC Ontario Mills 30
San Francisco, CA - AMC Deer Valley 16
Washington D.C. - AMC Starplex Loudoun 11
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