Hammer’s latest horror flick after the huge success of The Woman in Black has bagged itself a UK distribution deal! Directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2: The Terminal), The Quiet Ones has been looking for sales at the European Film Market, and it got them.
Not only has a deal been struck with Lionsgate to release the film here in the UK, the creepy new horror has found distribution in as number of other territories. Surprisingly though, there are no deals to report of a US release,but no doubt that will come soon.
While no official release date has been announced, the fact that Lionsgate will take charge of releasing the film here in the UK is very good news indeed. Considering the huge marketing they put into their horror films (just cast your mind back to the onslaught of goodies for Silent Hill: Revelation), there is no doubt that The Quiet Ones will be on every horror fans list once Lionsgate have begun promoting the film. I look forward to it!!
Exclusive Media President of International Sales and Distribution (who sold the film at EFM), Alex Walton, made the announcement over the weekend. In addition to the UK deal, other deals were also made:
Exclusive has also signed deals with EEAP for Eastern Europe and CIS, Independent for Benelux, Ascot Elite for Switzerland, CDC for Latin America, CCC for Japan, Nu Metro for South Africa and Front Row for the Middle East. In addition, other territory deals for the film include Deltamac for Hong Kong, Tanweer for India and Pakistan, , D Productions for Turkey, Village Roadshow for Greece, Sam Films for Iceland, United King for Israel, PT Amero for Indonesia, Lotus Five Star for Malaysia, M Pictures for Thailand, Pioneer for Philippines and Star TV for SE Asia.
Directed by John Pogue and written by Tom de Ville, Oren Moverman, Craig Rosenberg and John Pogue, The Quiet Ones stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne and Laurie Calvert.
Inspired by true events, THE QUIET ONES tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy.