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XYZ Films acquires Apocalypse Now Now

Today it was announced that the Canadian company Redlab Digital, in association with the LA-based XYZ Films has acquired the film rights to the Charlie Human urban fantasy novel Apocalypse Now Now to be a South African co-production with Be Phat Motel. The screenplay is set to be adapted by Terri Tatchell (DISTRICT 9, CHAPPIE). In the novel: Baxter Zevcenko is making a name...

XYZ Films boards Babak Anvari's Tehran-set horror Under the Shadow

XYZ Films has boarded Wigwam Films’ Farsi-language horror film UNDER THE SHADOW, which is currently underway in Jordan with BAFTA-nominated director Babak Anvari at the helm, reports Screen Daily. Set in post-revolution Tehran, during the Iran-Iraq war, the film follows... ...a young mother who remains with her six-year-old daughter when others are fleeing local...

Raven Banner picks up international rights to Mattie Do's Dearest Sister

Genre specialists Raven Banner Entertainment has picked up international rights to Mattie Do’s Lao-European genre-bending horror feature DEAREST SISTER, reports Screen Daily who also shares that XYZ Films is representing the U.S. rights to the flick. Do's sophomore feature tells the story of... ...a village girl who travels to capital Vientiane to care for her...

XYZ Films boards Patrik Syversen's werewolf pic Party Animal

Here's some groovy news worth howling over. Variety is reporting that L.A-based XYZ Films has boarded PARTY ANIMAL, a werewolf pic from cult Norwegian genre scribe-helmer Patrik Syversen ("Hellfjord"), taking sales rights to what its producers bill as ' the first modern Scandinavian werewolf movie '. The film is co-written by screenwriter-actor Stig Frode...

Raven Banner & XYZ Films tag in for Portal to Hell, starring Roddy Piper

Last month we learned that wrestling superstar-turned-actor Roddy Piper was set to face off against Cthulu in a badass sounding short film titled PORTAL TO HELL, a short film currently in the works from director Vivieno Caldinelli, writer Matt Watts, executive producer Todd Brown (THE RAID), executive producer Andrew Rosen, and FX guru Steve Kostanski (MANBORG). It seems that the...

XYZ Films to rep Takashi Miike's Yakuza Apocalypse at TIFF

With TIFF gearing up for next month, Deadline is reporting that XYZ Films will handle U.S. sales for a pair of Japanese genre pics, including Takashi Miike's newest, YAKUZA APOCALYPSE . Let's hope that means a release date will be slated for the flick soon! Also in the missive is how XYZ has partnered with Nikkatsu to handle sales of manga-inspired genre flick TOKYO TRIBE,...

Werewolf thriller Party Animal will be unleashed by XYZ Films

Terrific genre label XYZ Films (THE RAID) has boarded PARTY ANIMAL a werewolf pic from PROWL (pictured above) and MANHUNT director Patrik Syversen and DEAD SNOW co-writer Stig Frode Henriksen. Described as a horror film with action and comedic beats, PARTY ANIMAL focuses on A disillusioned young man who arranges a bachelor party for his best friend at a locked-down...

Kevin Smith's Tusk picked up by XYZ Films, heading to Berlin

XYZ Films has partnered with Demarest Films and A24 on Kevin Smith’s TUSK , coming aboard to handle all international sales rights. The film, also written by Smith, stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks. Demarest (A MOST WANTED MAN, MACHETE KILLS) financed and produced TUSK in partnership with New York-based distributor A24 (SPRING BREAKERS, THE...

First look at Lou Taylor Pucci in Resolution directors' Spring

Earlier this month we shared the news that Lou Taylor Pucci, who starred as Eric in this years EVIL DEAD remake, had signed on to star in the sci-fi horror film SPRING for Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, who brought us last years RESOLUTION (which I plan on checking out on Netflix this weekend...been hearing some really positive things about that one). Filming has begun on SPRING and...

Evil Dead's Lou Taylor Pucci joins Resolution directors' Spring

Lou Taylor Pucci, who starred as Eric in this years EVIL DEAD remake, is set to star in the sci-fi horror film SPRING for Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, who brought us last years RESOLUTION, according to Variety who also reports that shooting will begin later this month in Italy. XYZ Films has picked up all worldwide sales rights and will sell SPRING at the American Film...

The Conspiracy coming to the small screen as an NBC pilot

We've been seeing and hearing a lot from Christopher MacBride's chilling and compelling THE CONSPIRACY lately, learning earlier this year that XLrator had taken the US distribution rights to the film which hit VOD platforms and limited theaters last month. We also saw a groovy new poster in early July that begged the question "Who can you trust?". Our own Jake...

Check out this killer VFX test for mutant wasp flick Stung

Yesterday brought us the news that genre fave Lance Henriksen, Peter Stormare (BAD MILO), Jessica Cook ("Mistresses") and Matt O'Leary (MOTHER'S DAY) have all joined the cast of XYZ Films' giant mutant insect horror film STUNG and today we have a very cool look at what we could expect to see from the film with a VFX test sequence. Benni Diez is set to direct...
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