After Dark to Release Fierce People

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Also, Courtney “cooperating” with MPAA

This summer is a busy one for Courtney Solomon and his distribution/production banner After Dark Films. Captivity, the Elisha Cuthbert film that has been causing a stir in more ways than one, is hitting theaters on June 22nd (new poster art below); Skinwalkers and Wristcutters: A Love Story soon follow on July 27th and August 31st, respectively.

A new picture has entered the summer movie fray, one we haven’t heard of until now: Fierce People, directed by Griffin Dunne (An American Werewolf in London) and based on Dirk Wittenborn’s 2002 novel.

After Dark is bestowing the “more drama than horror” film with a limited release on July 20th. The cast includes Diane Lane (Hollywoodland), Anton Yelchin (Alpha Dog), Donald Sutherland (An American Haunting), Chris Evans (the “Fantastic Four” films) and Kristen Stewart (Pulse). Here’s the official synopsis:

Finn Earl (Anton Yelchin) has an opportunity to visit his anthropologist father during the summer, helping with his study and observations of a primitive South American tribe called Yanomamo, or “Fierce People.”

After a series of events prevent this trip from happening, Finn and his mom Liz Earl (Diane Lane) end up spending the summer with Ogden C. Osborne (Donald Sutherland) and observing his very wealthy family on their sprawling estate in the ‘wilds’ of New Jersey. The summer turns out to be a life-altering experience for everyone, especially Finn, who learns more about fierce people in New Jersey than he might have if he had joined his father in South America.

All ads for the aforementioned films are being run through the proper channels as to avoid another public mishap. Solomon says, “We have moved the release date of ‘Captivity’ so that we can continue building awareness of the film while giving our fans what they have been eagerly waiting for as soon as possible, within the parameters of the current ratings review process. We are planning additional ad campaigns for ‘Fierce People,’ ‘Skinwalkers’ and ‘Wristcutters: A Love Story’ this summer, and in addition to submitting the materials for all of these films to the MPAA for approval, we ensure our continued compliance with their guidelines.”


Source: Ryan Rotten