Some great news just breaking regarding Hammer Films’ The Wake Wood. The flick has landed itself some North American distro both in theatres and at home!
According to Screen Daily Dark Sky Films has secured distribution rights here in the States and is planning a theatrical release(!) in spring 2011, to be followed by DVD and VOD releases.
The deal was done as the Toronto International Film Festival kicked off by MPI’s Greg Newman and Peter Naish of Exclusive Films International (sister company to Hammer). “A horror film that also stirs the heart is a rare combination, but Wake Wood is just that,” said Newman. “Writer-director David Keating, co-writer Brendan McCarthy and their great cast have created a special movie that transcends genre.”
Directed and co-written by David Keating and starring Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle, and Timothy Spall, The Wake Wood tells the tale of a couple still grieving over the death of nine-year-old Alice, their only child who was killed at the jaws of a crazed dog. Vet Patrick and pharmacist Louise relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood, where they learn of a pagan ritual that will allow them three more days with Alice. The couple find the idea disturbing and exciting in equal measure, but once they agree to terms with Arthur, the village’s leader, a far bigger question looms: What will they do when it’s time for Alice to go back?
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