Screen Media Films has acquired US rights for The Void, which comes from the writing and directing duo Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie, best known for their work as part of cult Canadian production company Astron-6 (Father’s Day, Manborg, The Editor).
The Void stars The Conspiracy’s Aaron Poole as a cop who gets entangled in a whole heap of evil after helping a blood-soaked man he finds wandering a deserted road at night. Ellen Wong (Silent Night, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Kathleen Munroe (Survival of the Dead), Stephanie Belding (Watchmen) and screen veteran Kenneth Welsh (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Twin Peaks) also star in the film, which this year has screened at Fantastic Fest, the London Film Festival, Toronto After Dark Film Festival and the Stockholm International Film Festival among others.
In THE VOID, officer Daniel Carter (Poole) happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road while he’s in the middle of a routine patrol. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it’s too late.
“It has been a long road to get this film made,” says producer Casey Walker in the press release. “We fought passionately to craft a terrifying story loaded with amazing practical effects and a stellar cast. Our entire team is thrilled to have partners like Screen Media on board who want to share it with a wide audience as much as we do.”
Screen Media are looking to release The Void to cinemas in the first quarter of 2017.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)