Frankenstein's Army Finds Distro Overseas
More news coming out of the European Film Market in Berlin... The long awaited film from Richard Raaphorst, Frankenstein's Army, has nailed down some distribution. Read on for the skinny!
From the Press Release
Momentum Pictures, an Alliance Films company, today announced that it has acquired distribution rights in the U.K. to writer-director Richard Raaphorst’s horror film FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY. The movie, currently shooting in Europe, is a co-production of MPI/Dark Sky Films, Los Angeles-based XYZ Films and Pellicola of Amsterdam.
The presale of British rights to FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY was negotiated by Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films and Robert Walak of Momentum, the British distribution subsidiary of Montreal-based Alliance Films. MPI and XYZ are handling international sales on the film.
XYZ Films just came off of producing the international action film THE RAID, a Sony Pictures Classics release on March 23, which is attracting praise on the heels of winning the audience award at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and a successful U.S. premiere at Sundance.
Momentum Pictures, one of the U.K.’s preeminent independent distributors, has released such acclaimed hits as The King’s Speech, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Troll Hunter, Let the Right One In and will soon release the The Woman in Black and The Raid.
Filming in Prague, FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY marks the feature debut of Dutch director Richard Raaphorst, whose award winning Worst Case Scenario shorts catapulted him into popularity among horror fans worldwide.
Now, director Raaphorst brings his visionary skills to this new horror movie, where he has hit on a unique and bold premise. Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of supersoldiers stitched together from a combination of the body parts of their fallen comrades, weapons and machinery – a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY is the latest addition to MPI/Dark Sky Films acclaimed original horror productions. The company was also behind highly praised genre films such as Ti West’s The House of the Devil , Adam Green’s Hatchet II, Jim Mickle’s Stake Land and West’s latest, The Innkeepers.
XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin said: “Richard Raaphorst’s movie will be everything his Worst Case Scenario footage promised, and we are thrilled that Momentum will bring its proven distribution skills to this amazing movie.”
Momentum Picture’s Robert Walak said: “We have always strived to bring a wide range of high-quality movies to the screen, and FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY will take us in yet another bold and exciting direction.”
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