101 Films, an Amcomri Media Group company, has confirmed all rights acquisitions of a significant slate of movies for release in the UK in 2021, into 2022.
The headline title is Jeepers Creepers: Reborn (2021), a re-boot of one of the 21st Century’s most iconic horror creatures. Brought to the screen by a brand-new team including producers Michael Ohoven (Devil’s Rejects / Capote / The Cave) and Jake Seal (Grand Isle / Willy’s Wonderland) writer Sean-Michael Argo and director Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky: Coming Race). It is scheduled for a Q4 theatrical and VOD/physical release.
Synopsis: Forced to travel with her boyfriend, Laine, she begins to experience premonitions associated with the urban myth of The Creeper. Laine believes that something supernatural has been summoned - and that she is at the center of it all.
The deal for UK rights was agreed between Mark Damon for Foresight Unlimited and Andy Lyon for 101 Films Ltd.
The Legitimate Wiseguy (2022) is a pre-buy acquisition (subject to contract) starring Ruby Rose (John Wick 2 / SAS: Red Notice / Batwoman), Emile Hirsch (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood / Comeback Trail) and Harvey Keitel (The Irishman / Mean Streets). It is scheduled for a summer 2022 release.
Synopsis: It’s the early 1980s and young Nicki sets out to become a famous actor. His dear Uncle Tony, one of the most feared enforcers ever to come out of Chicago, plans to help him. Using his uncle’s connections, Nicki begins a journey that takes him from Chicago to Vegas, Hollywood to Hawaii, and back again as he lives the glitzy Hollywood lifestyle.
The deal for UK rights was agreed between Sophia Arrone for The Exchange and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
Dr Bird’s Advice For Sad Poets (2020) is a comedy drama starring Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Tom Wilkinson (Grand Budapest Hotel / Michael Clayton), Taylor Russell (Waves) and Lucas Jade Zuman (To The Stars / Sinister 2). It is scheduled for a June VOD release.
Synopsis: In the emotionally charged, wild and humorous world of sixteen-year-old James Whitman, we see his struggle to overcome anxiety and depression by seeking advice from Dr. Bird - an imaginary pigeon therapist - in the wake of his sister's disappearance.
The deal for UK rights was agreed between Elizabeth Costa De Beauregard for Storyboard Entertainment and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
Senior Moment (2021) is a comedy starring movie legends William Shatner (Star Trek) and Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) and Jean Smart (Watchmen). It is scheduled for a June VOD release.
Synopsis: Victor Martin (Shatner) is a retired NASA test pilot often seen speeding around Palm Springs in his vintage Porsche convertible with his best friend Sal (Lloyd) in tow. His life changes when his license is revoked for drag racing and his car impounded. Forced to take public transportation for the first time, he meets his polar opposite Caroline (Smart) and learns to navigate love and life again as he goes up against the state's new DA to get back his license and car.
The deal for UK rights was agreed between Clay Epstein for Film Mode and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
Hero Mode (2021) is a teen/young adult comedy starring Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Sean Astin (LOTR), Nelson Franklin (Veep) and Mary-Lynn Rajskub (24). It is scheduled for a June VOD release.
Synopsis: A teenage coding genius has just 30 days to create the world's greatest video game, or his family loses everything. No pressure!
The deal for UK rights was agreed between Edrianne Wenger for Blue Fox and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
Ghoster (2021) is a family adventure from prolific production company Ace Entertainment. It will be released Q1 2022.
Synopsis: Elizabeth and her father can’t believe their luck to have inherited Echoville Manor, a sprawling, thirty-seven room estate. Upon arriving, Elizabeth discovers that the mansion is inhabited by Ghoster, the world’s cutest spirit who has been trapped in a mirrored prison for fifty years. Together, they must uncover the secrets to Echoville to free Ghoster before the nefarious Yuto captures her soul in his quest for immortality.
The deal for UK rights was agreed between Marielle Zuccarelli for Ace and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
Wired Shut (2021) is an elevated home-invasion thriller starring Natalie Sharp (DC’s The Flash). It will be released Q3 2021 in UK & North America.
Synopsis: A disillusioned famous novelist, unable to talk while recovering in his remote mountain home from major reconstructive jaw surgery, is exposed to a life-threatening secret when he receives an unexpected visit from his estranged daughter.
The deal for UK & North American rights was agreed between Ryan Bury for MPX and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
ABOUT 101 FILMS
101 Films is one of the largest independent distributors of film in the UK. Founded in 2011, it remains one of the UK’s fastest growing independent entertainment brands having acquired over 1,000 movies in its short life and following its acquisition by Amcomri Media Group in 2016 acquired the assets of Metrodome Distribution Group adding that library along with Palisades Tartan to its roster of commercial movies. In addition to its slate of new and modern movies for all rights, 101 Films’ Black and Red physical imprint continues to reinvent, restore and re-release cult and classic films on Blu Ray. 101 Films distributes across all forms of media: physical, digital, TV, SVOD and AVOD.
ABOUT AMCOMRI MEDIA GROUP
Amcomri Media Group provides a global distribution capability for independent movie, documentary and TV series producers. Exploiting a network of distribution channels around the world, Amcomri’s companies deliver a premium, transparent and trustworthy route to market. With decades of experience across all the key media markets, the Amcomri team is fast becoming the go-to team for independent producers seeking the widest possible audience for their productions. Amcomri’s network is built on strong, trustworthy partners. Arranging strong pre-sale partners in the major markets, the teams can often provide the assurance that lenders need in order to provide production finance. Amcomri Media Group includes, 101 Films, 101 Films International, Hollywood Classics International, Amcomri Film Partners, Appreciated Media Global and the newly formed documentary, drama and non-fiction series specialist Abacus Media Rights.
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