Metrodome announce UK distro deal for horror ‘The Messenger’


The trailer for The Messenger was released back in December, and it was very impressive, and now a UK distribution deal has been announced by Metrodome.

Per Screen Daily:

Metrodome has picked up UK rights to mystery-horror The Messenger, starring Robert Sheehan (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck) and Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus).

Directed by David Blair (Best Laid Plans), Sheehan stars as a troubled young man haunted by spirits in the Sixth Sense-style UK horror due to be released this summer.

Producers are Terry Stone for Gateway Films, Richard Turner and Richard Hart for Ratio Film, and Michael Knowles. The film was executive produced by Investor Profit Portfolio and The Wealth Advisory.

Stone said: “The Messenger boasts a superb cast, a fantastic director and a story that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. I am delighted that the film will be given the release it deserves by such a fantastic distributor as Metrodome.”

The Messenger is directed by David Blair, and has been written by Andrew Kirk. The cast includes Joely Richardson, Tamzin Merchant, Lily Cole, David O’Hara, Andrew Tiernan and Robert Sheehan.


We all want to believe in life after death and imagine loved ones looking over us, feel their presence in a draft of air, or the faint essence of a familiar smell. It’s what we crave, knowing they wait for us. But Jack isn’t waiting – they won’t leave him alone. Some might call Jack a troubled soul, at odds with the world, unable to conform. If you saw him in the pub – disheveled and drunk, talking to himself – you’d stay well away, think he was disturbed somehow, crazy. But Jack has a sharp mind and a razor wit. It’s not that he doesn’t want to live a normal life, he can’t. They won’t let him.

The Messenger is the story of Jack’s last melt down. A story of frustration and guilt; of love and betrayal; family and blame. How he chooses the victims he’ll help next, how he, stalker-like, becomes embroiled in their lives. In this case, Mark, a journalist brutally murdered in the local park and his television presenter wife, Sarah, to whom he’s desperate to say one last goodbye.

As Jack gets closer to Sarah, obsessed with passing on Mark’s message, he discovers their perfect life wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. They had secrets and lies just like any couple; the only problem is that Mark didn’t know about them. It’s the shock of that discovery that finally pushes Jack over the edge. But there is hope… When Jack’s estranged sister, Emma, gets in touch, Jack starts to remember the past they shared together and as the memories come flooding back, he starts to confront the truth about the death of his father. Maybe this time he can start to believe it wasn’t his fault? Maybe this time his father will finally turn up and set him free?




About Matt Wavish 10001 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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