The Dark Tide Crashes in With Distribution
We've been talking about the Halle Berry vs. sharks flick Dark Tide for over a year now, and finally after chumming the waters for many months, a studio bit and is giving it distro!
According to Deadline, Lionsgate and Wrekin Hill Entertainment will go for a VOD first release after acquiring the John Stockwell-directed Halle Berry-Olivier Martinez action thriller Dark Tide. Wrekin Hill acquired U.S. rights with Row 1 Productions. Lionsgate will release the film on VOD, electronic sell-through and packaged media. Wrekin Hill will do theatrical. The distribution plan leads off with a three-week Ultra VOD window on March 8th with a theatrical release on March 30th, culminating in a packaged media and Digital Download release. “The star power that Halle Berry brings to Dark Tide, paired with a genre that hits VOD audiences, makes it a perfect addition to our Ultra VOD strategy,” said Jim Packer, Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television and Digital Distribution.
John Stockwell directs from a script by Ronnie Christensen and Amy Sorlie. Halle Berry, Oliver Martinez, Ralph Brown, and Mark Elderkin star.
Look for more on Dark Tide soon!
Sara (Halle Berry) is a modern-day adventurer, deeply drawn to close encounters with the magnificent White Sharks who rule the primal predator shore of isolated Guadalupe Island. When her husband chooses ambition over his wife's safety in a split-second encounter with the jaws of death, her marriage nearly breaks apart. A year later, a monsoon season voyage back to the same island becomes an escalating series of terrifying underwater confrontations and gut-wrenching emotional challenges. Testing her courage in the face of nature's ultimate terror, she shows herself as tough as the men she is attracted to - and perhaps the bravest of all. Sara endures and changes the terms of the contest with mankind's most feared underwater predator.
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