Filmmaker Marcus Dunstan, who last week gave Dread Central a peek at his directorial debut The Collector, tipped us off this afternoon to the film’s acquisition by Liddell Entertainment, who will give the flick a wide theatrical release through Freestyle Releasing (the latter responsible for presenting The Haunting of Molly Hartley) on July 31, 2009.
Co-written by Dunstan and his Feast and Saw IV thru VI collaborator Patrick Melton, The Collector was produced by Fortress Features’ Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti and Imaginarium Entertainment Group’s Julie Richardson, and stars Josh Stewart (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Criminal Minds) as “handyman and ex-con Arkin (according to Liddell Ent.’s pr), who aims to repay a debt to his ex-wife by robbing his new employer’s country home. Unfortunately for Arkin, a far worse enemy has already laid claim to the property – and the family. As the seconds tick down to midnight, Arkin becomes a reluctant hero trapped by a masked ‘Collector’ in a maze of lethal invention – the Spanish Inquisition as imagined by Rube Goldberg – while trying to rescue the very family he came to rob.”
Daniella Alonso (The Hills Have Eyes 2), Michael Reilly Burke (“Lincoln Heights”, “24”), Andrea Roth (“Rescue Me”, War), Madeline Zima (“Californication”, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle), Karley Scott-Collins (Pulse 2, The Class), Robert Wisdom (“The Wire”, The Forgotten) and Juan Fernandez (The Lost City, A Man Apart) round out the cast.
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