Good news, kids! Anchor Bay has secured the theatrical and home video rights to Adam Green’s upcoming film Spiral, thus proving once again that here is a company that knows what the hell they are doing!
From the press release:
“Anchor Bay Entertainment, the industry leader in contemporary and classic horror programming, announces the acquisition of the theatrical and home media distribution rights to Spiral, the highly anticipated follow-up feature from the writer/director and star of the independent cult horror film Hatchet. The announcement was made by Mark Ward, Vice President Acquisitions of Anchor Bay Entertainment, as part of the film’s presentation at the 2007 Hollywood Film Festival. The film will play in exclusive theatrical engagements in early 2008.
Spiral reunites Hatchet alums writer/director Adam Green and star Joel David Moore (Dodgeball, Art School Confidential and the upcoming James Cameron epic Avatar). For this film, Green and Moore expanded their artistic reach by co-directing the film. In addition to co-directing and starring, Moore also shares screenplay credit with Jeremy Danial Boreing, and producing credit with Boreing and Cory Neal.
Moore plays Mason, a reclusive artist who finds new life in the eyes of his latest subject Amber (Amber Tamblyn, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Grudge 2, “Joan of Arcadia”). Wrestling with inner demons waiting to surface, he grapples with a past that not only haunts him, but may come to haunt her as well. Zachary Levi (“Chuck,” “Less Than Perfect”), and Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”) co-star in the spellbinding psychodrama.
Spiral has already received numerous accolades. Most recently, the film was awarded Silver Medal in the AMD Next Wave competition at September’s Fantastic Fest in Austin (where two years ago, Hatchet started its journey to the big screen), as well as the Golden Vision Award at the 2007 Santa Barbara Film Festival. Spiral was also been selected for exhibition at this year’s Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival and London FrightFest. Aint-It-Cool News gave it 4 1/2 stars out of 5, while FrightFest called the film “A Hitch-cocktail of precision directing, deft pacing, startling imagery and clean style.”
“Anchor Bay is pleased that we can partner again with Adam and Joel for Spiral,” remarked Ward. “Both are uniquely gifted filmmakers and Spiral promises even greater chills than Hatchet.”
“Spiral represents a radical departure in tone and style from Hatchet,” Green said. “I’m thrilled that Anchor Bay Entertainment has now chosen two of my films for inclusion in their amazing film library.”
“I’ve always been a fan of Anchor Bay,” said Moore. “Having Spiral represented by the Rolls-Royce of genre programmers is an absolute thrill for me.”
For those of you who cannot wait to see the flick, Spiral (review here) will be screening Sunday, October 21st, at 3pm in Theater C at the Hollywood Film Festival at the Arclight Cinemas.
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