I could relay the positive accolades The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot has been getting since it began its run on the festival circuit, but a film starring Sam Elliott featuring Nazis and cryptids is an easy sell for horror fans! Produced by Epic Pictures (Dread Central’s parent company) we’re just getting word that the film’s been scooped up for distribution by the good folks at RLJE Films!
Here’s the full scoop from yesterday’s press release:
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2018 – RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE), has acquired all North American rights to the upcoming adventure film The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot. Written by Robert D. Krzykowski , who makes his directorial debut, the film stars Sam Elliott (A Star is Born, The Hero), Aidan Turner (“Poldark”), Ron Livingston (Office Space, Tully), Caitlin FitzGerald (“Masters of Sex”), Larry Miller (Pretty Woman) and Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood). RLJE Films plans to release the film nationally in theaters, VOD and Digital HD in the first quarter of 2019.
“The film’s unique plot will spark great curiosity among audiences,” says Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer for RLJE Films. “It’s a stunning tale with the legendary Sam Elliott leading a great cast.”
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot made its World Premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival to great acclaim (currently 87% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes). The story follows a legendary American war veteran named Calvin Barr (Elliott/Aidan Turner) who, decades after serving in WWII and assassinating Adolf Hitler, must now hunt down the fabled Bigfoot. Living a peaceful life in New England, the former veteran is contacted by the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to lead the charge as the creature is carrying a deadly plague and is hidden deep inside the Canadian wilderness.
The film was produced by Krzykowski, Patrick Ewald (Turbo Kid), Lucky McKee (May, The Woman) and Shaked Berenson (Turbo Kid, Tales of Halloween) and was executive produced by two-time Academy Award nominee John Sayles (Lone Star, Passion Fish), Oscar-winning filmmaker Douglas Trumbull (Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey), Louise Lovegrove (I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore), Giles Daoust (Starry Eyes), Catherine Dumonceaux (The Death of Stalin), Deborah Shriver and John Shriver. Richard Yuricich (Blade Runner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) supervised the film’s visual effects. Epic Pictures acted as the production and primary financing company for the film.
We don’t have a trailer or release date yet, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to bring you additional details as they emerge. Stay tuned!
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