Adam Green’s (Hatchet, Frozen) Digging Up The Marrow has been receiving some exceptional reviews. I had to miss FrightFest this year for personal reasons, however I followed the Tweets and updates, and I was very interested in reading attendees top ten’s. Digging Up The Marrow seemed to to the list for most fans who went, and the US critics have been raving about it too.
While there is no trailer to share with you, the film has now bagged itself a US distribution deal courtesy of Image Entertainment, and my only hope now is that a UK deal will follow shortly.
Here is the press release announcing the deal, and revealing all you need to now about the critically acclaimed film:
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to the highly anticipated fantasy film DIGGING UP THE MARROW. Starring, written by, and directed by Adam Green and inspired by the artwork of artist Alex Pardee, the film stars Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks,” X-Men First Class), Will Barratt (Frozen), and a roster full of horror genre favorites and iconic artists all appearing as themselves. Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for the Image brands, made the announcement today.
“We’ve had a long, productive working relationship with Adam Green, and we are extremely excited to continue to work with him on this film,” said Ward. “Adam brings an uncanny point of view to filmmaking, and DIGGING UP THE MARROW is one that fans of genre films will certainly rally around.”
When filmmaker Adam Green receives a package from a strange man (Wise) claiming he can prove that monsters exist, he and his crew are taken on a mysterious, fantastical, and terrifying journey into the shadows deep down under the ground below our feet. DIGGING UP THE MARROW is a documentary-style film that blends reality with fantasy in a way that will leave even the most hardcore skeptics believing in the existence of monsters.
“DIGGING UP THE MARROW is the result of an incredibly rewarding four-year creative collaboration,” said Green. “It’s a very unique film that doesn’t neatly fit into any specific sub-genre that has come before it. We’ve been thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response that MARROW has received at early screenings.”
The monsters in the film are vividly brought to life by visionary American artist and trans-media-artistry pioneer Alex Pardee. Pardee has showcased his fine art in galleries around the world; acted as an art director for numerous bands (including ‘The Used’ and ‘In Flames’); worked with film directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright on art-based-marketing campaigns; and provided extensive artwork for director Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch. In 2007 Alex co-founded “ZEROFRIENDS,” an art and apparel company of which he is currently the creative director.
Under Green’s ArieScope Pictures, the film was produced by Cory Neal and was financed by Neal and Andrew Mysko’s Hacienda Film Co.
Kaleidoscope Film Distribution is handling international sales outside of North America and will be premiering the feature at AFM.