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EFM 2013: First Look at Hammer’s The Quiet Ones; UK Distro Secured

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Some quick distro news and a brand new still have come out of the European Film Market for Hammer’s latest flick, The Quiet Ones. What a wonderfully noisy way to keep your Friday afternoon cooking!

From the Press Release
Alex Walton, Exclusive Media’s President of International Sales and Distribution, announced that major sales have been completed on the recently wrapped Hammer supernatural thriller The Quiet Ones, starring Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, “Mad Men”) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Snow White and the Huntsman.)

Lionsgate has picked up UK distribution rights to the film. Exclusive has also signed deals with EEAP for Eastern Europe and CIS, Independent for Benelux, Ascot Elite for Switzerland, CDC for Latin America, CCC for Japan, Nu Metro for South Africa, and Front Row for the Middle East.

In addition, other territory deals for the film include Deltamac for Hong Kong, Tanweer for India and Pakistan, D Productions for Turkey, Village Roadshow for Greece, Sam Films for Iceland, United King for Israel, PT Amero for Indonesia, Lotus Five Star for Malaysia, M Pictures for Thailand, Pioneer for Philippines, and Star TV for SE Asia.

The Quiet Ones is inspired by true events and tells the story of an unorthodox but charismatic professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy. The film is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).

Alex Walton, President of International Sales and Distribution, said: “Lionsgate has a phenomenal reputation for releasing quality supernatural and genre titles, and we are thrilled to be working with them on The Quiet Ones. Buyers have been responding really well to this unique twist on a classic poltergeist story, and we anticipate closing the remaining deals on the film at the European Film Market in Berlin.”

Zygi Kamasa, Chief Executive of Lionsgate UK added: “The Quiet Ones is a terrific film, and we are very excited to be working with Exclusive Media to harness Hammer’s wide appeal amongst horror and supernatural film fans. Hammer’s recent success shows the appetite for smart, modern horror and thriller movies. We’re looking forward to working with Exclusive to release The Quiet Ones, which we think will have broad appeal to UK audiences.”

The Quiet Ones Synopsis:
Starring Jared Harris (“Mad Men”, The Ward) and Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and directed by John Pogue, The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.

Other cast members include Erin Richards (“Breaking In”, “Being Human”), Olivia Cooke (“The Secret of Crickley Hall”, “The Fuse”), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

EFM 2013: First Look at Hammer's The Quiet Ones; UK Distro Secured

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