Saban Films picks up Day of the Dead remake and two more features
Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to a slate of films from Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media, including Acts of Vengeance, Bullet Head, and Day of the Dead.
“Avi Lerner has long become synonymous with widely appealing action thrillers with marquee names like Antonio Banderas, John Malkovich and Adrien Brody and films with the pedigree of Day of the Dead,” said Saban Films President Bill Bromiley. “This is perfectly in line with our acquisition strategy. Our audiences are starving for these types of films, and with this newly minted relationship we are thrilled to have a steady pipeline of these movies we can deliver to our audiences across the country.”
Isaac Florentine’s Acts of Vengeance stars Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Robert Forster and Paz Vega. Written by Matt Venne, the film follows a fast-talking lawyer who transforms his body and takes a vow of silent, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge.
Bullet Head (formerly Unchained) also stars Banderas alongside John Malkovich and Adrien Brody. The film is written and directed by Paul Solet and is described as a Reservoir Dogs-style thriller centering on a group of career criminals who trap themselves in a warehouse with the law closing in, and run into the attack dog named DeNiro. The tale is told in a series of intertwining narratives that explore the love, fear and conditioning and all the wrong turns that have put them in the dog house, fighting for their lives.
Day of the Dead is a remake of George Romero’s Day of the Dead, is directed by Hèctor Hernández Vicens, and stars Sophie Skelton. Written by Mark Tonderai and Lars Jacobson, Day of the Dead follows a small group of military personnel and survivalists who dwell in an underground bunker as they seek to find a cure in a world overrun by zombies.