Some pretty nifty genre news is coming out of the currently happening Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas… a new production deal has just been signed that will no doubt result in plenty of horrors to come. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
MPI’s Dark Sky Films today announced that it has entered into a co-production agreement with producer Zak Zeman’s company Site B to make the genre feature film LATE PHASES, which will be directed by rising star Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Penumbra, Here Comes the Devil). Best known for being the executive producer of the much talked about horror anthology V/H/S, Zeman will now lend his talents to this new production, which will be directed by one of the most creative young voices in filmmaking today. The script is written by Eric Stolze, and shooting is scheduled to start in 2013.
The deal was negotiated at this year’s Fantastic Fest by Zeman, MPI Executive Vice President Greg Newman and Bogliano.
Late Phases will tell the story of Ambrose McKinley, a blind war veteran, who moves into a community where the residents have been dying in increasing numbers – oddly, all have supposedly been the victims of dog attacks. But after barely surviving his own attack on his first night there, Ambrose discovers that the assailants are not just canines – they are entirely different and far more terrifying.
Zak Zeman got his start as an executive producer on A Horrible Way to Die. In addition to being part of the producing team for the horror anthology V/H/S, he also produced the action thriller The Aggression Scale, starring Ray Wise and Dana Ashbrook of “Twin Peaks.”
Speaking on Late Phases, Zeman said, “I’ve always been drawn to the horror genre, and with a great partner like Dark Sky Films, we once again have all the right elements in place to create another successful hit.”
MPI’s Greg Newman added, “Adrian’s vision has proven to be a repeated success while Zak’s creative voice and outstanding work has convinced us that his taste in film development aligns with our own. We’re confident that this partnership will make Late Phases another audience favorite.”
Adrian Garcia Bogliano added, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with two of the most cutting edge producers in film today. Working with MPI on Here Comes the Devil has proven that our chemistry is unparalleled and I can’t wait to get started.”
Recent successes from MPI and its Dark Sky Films brand include Here Comes the Devil, Ti West’s The Innkeepers, the upcoming Hatchet 3, and the highly anticipated Frankenstein’s Army.
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