TIFF 2011: The WWE Seizes The Day
WWE Studios announced today it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the Toronto International Film Festival cult hit The Day, Doug Aarniokoski's visceral action thriller. The film screened to sold-out crowds in the Midnight Madness section of the Festival.
"The Day is a renegade thrill-ride that will not disappoint audiences," said newly named WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. "We went to Toronto looking for films to showcase and expand the WWE Studios brand and found exactly that with Doug’s exceptional film," added Luisi.
The Day stars Shawn Ashmore ('X-Men trilogy'), Ashley Bell ('The Last Exorcism'), Michael Eklund ('The Divide'), Cory Hardrict ('Battle Los Angeles', 'Gran Torino'), Dominic Monaghan ('The Lord of the Rings', "Lost"), and Shannyn Sossamon ('A Knight’s Tale', 'Rules of Attraction', '40 Days & 40 Nights') and is executive produced by Aarniokoski, Michael Finley, Tim James, Antonina Armato, and Ross M. Dinerstein ('The Pact', 'The Divide', 'The Killing Room').
The film is a visceral action thriller with moral depth spanning 24 hours during which the ensemble cast is pitted against insurmountable odds. A band of survivors must fight to keep humanity alive in a bleak post-apocalyptic world.
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