The Queen Mary: new horror film from Dracula Untold director lands distribution

Dracula Untold director Gary Shore’s new horror movie The Queen Mary has landed North American distribution from Vertical

Dracula Untold director Gary Shore has a new horror film called The Queen Mary headed our way – and Variety reports that Vertical has picked up the North American distribution rights. They’re planning to release the film sometime this summer.

The Queen Mary is a real luxury ocean liner that transported generations of the rich and famous before being docked in Long Beach, California… and it has been called one of the world’s most haunted places. Variety informs us that in the early 20th century, shipping lines competed to be the fastest to complete a transatlantic crossing. But among the most famous record-holders was the RMS Queen Mary, which held the record for 14 years, but is now docked in Long Beach where it has been used for many years as a luxury hotel and tourist attraction. The ship has a lengthy history of visitors reporting seeing ghosts and visions in its rooms and on its decks, making it the perfect setting for paranormal goings-on on the big screen.

Scripted by Stephen Oliver and Tom Vaughan, with revisions by Shore, the film The Queen Mary tells a haunting story that is unraveled between the ship’s heyday in the late 1930s and the present and tells the story of two families whose lives become violently entangled. It chronicles the mysterious and violent events surrounding one family’s voyage on Halloween night in 1938, and how their destinies link up with those of another family onboard the ocean liner into the present day. 

Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), Joel Fry (Game of Thrones), Nell Hudson (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), William Shockley (Death in Texas) and Lenny Rush (Am I Being Unreasonable?) star.

The Queen Mary was produced by Brett Matthew Tomberlin of Imagination Design Works, Thorsten Schumacher of Rocket Science; Lars Sylvest, Nigel Sinclair, and Nicholas Ferrall of White Horse Pictures; and Mali Elfman.

Vertical’s Peter Jarowey had this to say about the film: “We were immediately intrigued by the chilling, grisly tale that the filmmakers have woven together in The Queen Mary. We’re sure audiences and horror fanatics will flock to experience it this summer.

The producers added: “We were impressed by Vertical’s passion for Gary Shore’s intelligent and twisted take on a great English and American legend. We know this team will be the perfect US distribution partner in logging the next chapter of this vessel’s historic and haunted history.

Are you interested in The Queen Mary? Let us know by leaving a comment below – and while you’re scrolling down, check out this first look image from the film:

The Queen Mary Gary Shore

Source: Variety

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