More acquisition news is heading our way as we just got word that Magnet Releasing has acquired worldwide rights to SATANIC, a new supernatural teen-horror film currently in script stage. SATANIC is a co-production with MarVista Entertainment (MarVista) and Circle of Confusion, producers of “The Walking Dead”. The film is about a bunch of kids who save a girl from being sacrificed by a cult. The twist? The girl turns out to be much more dangerous than the very cult she was rescued from. Sounds like a lot of fun if you ask me, and Magnet tends to dish out some solid titles so it certainly has our attention. What about you?
“SATANIC is an exciting, creepy script, and we’re very pleased to be partnering with the teams at MarVista and Circle of Confusion,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles.
SATANIC follows a van full of young, college-aged coeds who are visiting old Satanic Panic-era sites in Los Angeles. They end up following the creepy owner of an occult store home, only to find themselves saving a suspicious girl from an apparent human sacrifice. Only this “victim” turns out to be much more than dangerous then the cult from which she escaped.
SATANIC will be the feature film debut of director Jeff Hunt, a veteran television director with experience on shows such as "Fringe", "Hawaii 5-0", "CSI", "Nikita", "Person of Interest" and "Dark Blue". Anthony Jawinski (Kristy, Vanishing on 7th Street) wrote the screenplay. Michael Moran from MarVista and Lawrence Mattis at Circle of Confusion serve as producers. Executive producing are Stephen Emery at Circle of Confusion, Fernando Szew at MarVista and Anthony Jawinski.