Image Entertainment has acquired horror film, Some Kind Of Hate from director Adam Egypt Mortimer and Caliber Media. The film made its world premiere only a few days ago at the Stanley Film Festival in Colorado. Read on for more details on the acquisition.
From The Press Release
Image Entertainment, an RLJE Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has acquired all North American rights to the Caliber Media-produced horror film, SOME KIND OF HATE. The buzz-worthy film made its world debut at the Stanley Film Festival on May 2. Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer, from a script by Mortimer and novelist Brian DeLeeuw (The Dismantling), SOME KIND OF HATE stars Ronen Rubenstein (It Felt Like Love), Sierra McCormick (Disney’s “Ant Farm”), Grace Phipps (Fright Night, Disney’s Teen Beach Movie), Spencer Breslin (The Happening, The Kid), Lexi Atkins (The Boy Next Door, Zombeavers), Noah Segan (Looper), and Michael Polish (The Astronaut Farmer, Twin Falls Idaho). Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer for the Image brands, made the announcement today.
“SOME KIND OF HATE has an amazing story that takes audiences for a ride,” said Ward. “We’re thrilled to bring this film to audiences at large after its incredible debut at the Stanley Film Festival.”
SOME KIND OF HATE tells the story of a troubled teen who’s subjected to severe bullying. He accidentally conjures Moira Karp, a teenage girl pushed to commit suicide by bullies years ago. Moira is now a vengeful and unstoppable force on a mission of gruesome retribution. But when she goes too far, Lincoln must prevent her from spiraling out of control in this passionate and vividly violent take on the supernatural slasher.
Produced by Dallas Sonnier, Jack Heller, Amanda Mortimer, and Gabriella Revilla Lugo, the deal was negotiated by Caliber’s Sonnier and Heller on behalf of the filmmakers and Ward on behalf of RLJE/Image Entertainment.
Recent Image Entertainment releases include The Rewrite with Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei and written & directed by Marc Lawrence; and The Cobbler with Adam Sandler, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Steve Buscemi and written & directed by Tom McCarthy. Upcoming titles include Burying the Ex starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Green, Alexandra Daddario and directed by Joe Dante; and the Caliber Media production Dark was the Night with Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas, and directed by Heller.