It's always nice to see these flicks we've been writing about for years finally receive some good distribution news.
Case in point, the urban thriller COMEDOWN, which we've been reporting on since fall 2009. The UK party favor has taken its time getting picked up but now Screen Daily informs us that it has been acquired in multiple territories.
Menhaj Huda’s flick sold to Capelight Pictures for Germany and German speaking territories and Cine21 in South Korea. In addition, it has been acquired in the UK (StudioCanal), France (eOne) and the Middle East (Falcon).
Unfortunately those of us in North America will have to wait for a similar update. However, as COMEDOWN just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month, and is soon to be shown off at this week's London UK Film Focus, it might not be long...
The plot: Six friends, who've known each other from childhood, break into the tower block they lived in as kids, now deserted and condemned, to rig-up a pirate radio station, get high and party. When one of the group goes missing, her friends begin to search the dark interior of the tower and soon realize that they are not alone: a resident psychopath lurks in the shadows and is hunting them down, taking them out, one-by-one.
Adam Deacon, Jacob Anderson (Chatroom), Jessica Barden, Sophie Stuckey and Slaine Kelly (pictured below) star.