The Hollywood Reporter
A major studio taking an interest in a small indie film that’s been polarizing audiences on the festival scene? Now that’s something that you don’t see every day! Thankfully for director Joseph Kahn that’s exactly the case for his new film, Detention.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has picked up worldwide rights to Detention Films’ Detention, which bills itself as an apocalyptic, body-swapping, time-traveling teen romantic comedy.
“The pace, energy and awesomeness Kahn has achieved in Detention are completely mind-blowing in the best way possible,” said SPWA vp production Scott Shooman, who announced the acquistion along with SPWA senior vp business affairs Michael Helfand and Detention Films’ Abramoff and Weager.
Detention stars Dane Cook, Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Parker Bagley, Alison Woods, Walter Perez, and Evan Williams. Look for more soon.
The film follows a 17-year-old who is given detention on the night of her prom. Over the course of the night her friends are murdered by a fictional horror movie icon. It’s said to be in the vein of Scream with elements of Back to the Future (time travel is involved) and classic John Hughes teen films from the 80’s.
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