Never in a million years did I ever think that the remake of I Spit on Your Grave would launch a franchise, but alas, it has… stranger things have happened, right? Who’s ready for the next entry, I Spit on Your Grave: Vengeance Is Mine? Hey, at least Sarah Butler is back!
From the Press Release:
Anchor Bay Entertainment announced today the acquisition of I Spit on Your Grave: Vengeance Is Mine, the third chapter in CineTel Films’ successful horror franchise. Anchor Bay has rights to all formats including theatrical, digital, home entertainment, and TV for North America and other English-speaking territories (UK, Australia, New Zealand). The film is being produced by Lisa Hansen and Paul Hertzberg of CineTel Films and executive produced by Meir Zarchi, director of the original 1978 cult classic. R.D. Braunstein is directing the film, and Sarah Butler reprises her role from 2010’s I Spit on Your Grave. Anchor Bay Entertainment President Bill Clark made today’s announcement. This latest installment is a continuation of the 2010 storyline and is currently in post-production, expected to be released later this year.
“We had a great experience working with Lisa and Paul at CineTel on the first two installments of I Spit on Your Grave and look forward to partnering with them again to grow the franchise,” said Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Acquisitions at Starz. “We know they will deliver another visceral chapter in the series that will thrill fans.”
“Anchor Bay has deep roots in the horror genre and has proven to be an incredible partner for us, as evidenced by the success of the first two films,” noted CineTel Films producer Lisa Hansen. “The fan base for horror films continues to be incredibly strong, and Anchor Bay shares our commitment to meet the insatiable demand for truly horrific, heart-pounding entertainment.”
Anchor Bay Entertainment released I Spit on Your Grave in 2010 and I Spit on Your Grave 2 in 2013 to critical acclaim. Based on Meir Zarchi’s 1978 version, the franchise has gained the respect of both mainstream and genre critics. The New York Times called the first film “extremely efficient grindhouse,” while New York Magazine praised, “Each killing is as protracted, humiliating, ingenious, gory and downright poetic as any I’ve seen, and I’ve seen it all.”