Earlier this week, we announced that Daniel Isn’t Real will have its East Coast premiere as part of the 5th Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Florida this August. Now, we’re getting word that Samuel Goldwyn Films and Shudder have locked down North American distribution rights to the film. Here’s the full scoop from this morning’s press release:
Daniel Isn’t Real is directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate) and co-written with Brian DeLeeuw, based on DeLeeuw’s acclaimed book In This Way I Was Saved. The film was produced by SpectreVision’s Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Lisa Whalen, and Elijah Wood. Johnny Chang, Peter Wong, Emma Lee, and Timur Bekbosunov executive produced for ACE Pictures. Stacy Jorgensen, Elisa Lleras, and Michael McGuire executive produced for SpectreVision.
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“The film is striking in so many ways from visuals and performances to the incredible execution of psychological horror. We immediately recognized that Adam had crafted something special here and are excited to partner with Shudder and bring it to audiences everywhere,” says Miles Fineburg of Samuel Goldwyn Films.
“In Goldwyn and Shudder we’ve found two ideal partners who perfectly represent the unique hybrid of qualities that our movie has to offer: at once a provocative identity thriller drama for a discerning arthouse audience and gonzo face-melter for devotees of extreme cinemas,” says director Adam Egypt Mortimer.
When a distraught college freshman faces an unimaginable family trauma, he turns to his sadistic imaginary friend from childhood for help, hoping to unleash some long-forgotten strength. What he finds instead will change his life forever.
Daniel Isn’t Real stars Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins, Sasha Lane, and Mary Stuart Masterson. We don’t have a release date yet (or a trailer), but we’ll keep you posted so stay tuned and check back often.
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