Earlier this month we learned about After Dark Originals, a new series of horror movies from After Dark Films, in cooperation with Lionsgate and NBC Universal’s Syfy. Now today comes word of which film is first on the slate: creature feature Prowl.
From the Press Release:
After Dark Films CEO Courtney Solomon announced the first of eight movies in the After Dark Originals series in partnership with Lionsgate and Syfy and in association with Dobré Films. A new take on a classic creature, Prowl is written by Tim Tori (Hysteria, Trespassers) and directed by Patrik Syversen (Manhunt). Bruce Payne (Bernard), Courtney Hope (Amber), and Saxon Trainor (Veronica) star.
“Amber dreams of escaping her small town and persuades her friends to accompany her apartment-hunting in the big city. When their transportation breaks down, Amber and friends gratefully accept a ride in the back of a semi. But when the driver refuses to stop and they discover the cargo is cartons of blood, they panic. Soon panic turns to terror when the truck disgorges into a dark, abandoned warehouse where blood-thirsty creatures learn to hunt human prey, which the friends realize is what they have now become…”
Prowl was Executive Produced by Courtney Solomon and produced by Chris Milburn, Borislav Ranghelov, Lucy Mukerjee, Michael Klein, Christopher D’Elia, and Zachary Bryan as a United Kingdom/Bulgarian co-production. Release dates for all eight After Dark Originals are scheduled for fall, 2010.
“Dobré Films jumped at the opportunity to produce Prowl with a company that has set the bar for branding and creating unique and great horror films. Prowl and all the new Originals will be a great addition to an already celebrated brand and won’t disappoint,” states Dobré Films CEO Christopher D’Elia.
The 8 Originals represent After Dark’s unwavering commitment to emerging writers and directors as the focus of its creative vision. The creation of the Originals slate is yet another example of After Dark’s belief in the economics and artistry of independent film production. Unlike After Dark’s “8 Films To Die For®”, After Dark Originals are wholly financed and produced by After Dark Films.
The ADO slate runs the gamut of the genre — from paranormal and supernatural phenomena to psychological trauma and the undead. After Dark polled its fans and is delivering the kinds of movies they asked for!
Below are the first two stills from Prowl; click each to see it bigger. Check out the After Dark Originals website for more on Prowl and all the other After Dark Originals.
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