W2 Media to Co-Finance and Distribute The Theatre Bizarre 2

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The Vampire DiariesAlthough many of us have yet to see the first The Theatre Bizarre anthology film, word broke today of a sequel already in the works. CEO John Flock announced today that Los Angeles- and Vancouver-based film distribution, financing and international sales company W2 Media will co-finance and distribute The Theatre Bizarre 2.

Here are more details from the press release:

The Theatre Bizarre 2 is the sequel to Severin Films and Mataluna Productions’ gripping horror anthology The Theatre Bizarre, executive produced by Daryl J. Tucker. W2 Media is releasing The Theatre Bizarre theatrically in the U.S. on January 27th, 2012 and plans to release the sequel in January 2013. W2 Media is also handling worldwide sales for both films.

Severin Films and France’s Metaluna Productions co-produced the original The Theatre Bizarre (positive Fantasia review here), a modern horror anthology inspired by the over-the-top shocks of Paris’ early 20th century ‘Theatre du Grand Guignol,’ featuring films by directors Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Jeremy Kasten, Tom Savini, and Richard Stanley. The film’s original producing team will also produce the sequel.

Generating major buzz throughout the horror festival circuit and even causing audience members to pass out during screenings, The Theatre Bizarre (somewhat different Film4 FrightFest review here) is comprised of seven separate and disturbing chapters from seven cutting-edge genre directors enlisted from around the world and granted total creative freedom.

No word yet on who the directors will be for TTB2 nor how many segments it will include, but look for more soon! In the meantime here’s another look at the new artwork revealed at this year’s AFM for The Theatre Bizarre.

AFM 2011: Cast Your Eye on Some New Art for The Theatre Bizarre

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