Global Road Entertainment acquires the rights to The Silence starring Stanley Tucci and Miranda Otto
Global Road Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to the suspense thriller The Silence. The film is based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Tim Lebbon (Star Wars: Into The Void, The Cabin in the Woods), with plans to release it in 2018. The announcement was made today by Rob Friedman, Chairman and CEO of Global Road Entertainment.
Directed by John Leonetti (Annabelle), The Silence stars Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones, Spotlight), Miranda Otto (Showtime’s Homeland, Annabelle: Creation), Kiernan Shipka (AMC’s Mad Men) and John Corbett (HBO’s Sex and the City), and is produced by Robert Kulzer (Resident Evil franchise), Alexandra Milchan (Wolf of Wall Street) and Scott Lambert (AMC’s The Terror), with Constantin CEO Martin Moszkowicz (Resident Evil franchise) serving as executive producer.
The Silence is the story of a family struggling to survive in a world terrorized by a deadly, primeval species who have bred for decades in the pitch darkness of a vast underground cave system, hunting only with their acute hearing. As the family seeks refuge in a remote haven where they can wait out the invasion, they start to wonder what kind of world will remain when they’re ready to emerge.
“The Silence complements our original production slate as we ramp up towards eventually releasing approximately 15 films per year,” said Friedman. “The underlying source material for the film combined with the finished product delivered by the filmmakers offers a compelling, visceral experience for audiences worldwide.”
Kulzer added, “We are thrilled to be in business with Rob Friedman and the amazing team he has assembled at Global Road Entertainment.”
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