After ceasing production in the 1980s, Hammer Films rose from the grave in recent years, releasing films like Let Me In, The Woman in Black, The Quiet Ones, and The Lodge. And the iconic production company is continuing to evolve, with Variety reporting that Hammer Films has partnered with Network Distributing to form Hammer Studios Ltd.
So what does this mean? Well, Variety notes that the new entity will “manage and control Hammer’s interests in its vast library of content” and will “invest substantially both in restoration and new production development from both its owned and newly created IP.” You read that right: new Hammer Horror films are on the way!
“This partnership is a really exciting opportunity to merge Hammer’s amazing library with Network’s infrastructure,” Network Distributing’s Tim Beddows said in a statement. “Whilst we work our way through restoring its entire back catalogue for future generations’ enjoyment, we’re equally excited about the development of new productions from the Hammer canon.”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)