According to THR, Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. and Canadian VOD rights to the horror-thriller MALIGNANT, slating it for a May 2014 VOD premiere, followed by a theatrical roll out with a date and distributor to be determined. This one sounds a lot like SAW, only we'll be watching the one and only Brad Dourif get to have all the fun as he tortures people in an attempt to cure their addictions. I just hope MALIGNANT finds a way to stand out from the rest and offer something unique because the last thing we need right now is another SAW-esque horror flick.
"After seeing Malignant at Shriekfest this year, we knew we'd love to work on this one. Brian and Laurence bring a practiced and chilling eye to the film, and Brad Dourif achieves another in a long line of gloriously creepy roles," said Bruno.
Written and directed by Brian Avenet-Bradley, the film follows…
…a grieving man, Allex (Gary Cairns). He falls victim to a rogue doctor (Brad Dourif) who conducts experiments on human test subjects to cure their "addictions."
Produced by Laurence Avenet-Bradley (DARK REMAINS) and executive produced by Moderncine’s Andrew van den Houten (JUG FACE, ALL CHEARLEADERS DIE), the pic made its world premiere as the opening film at the Shriekfest Film Festival in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 4. MALIGNANT also stars Nick Nicotera and Sienna Farall.