Random Acts of Violence clip released for Jay Baruchel’s new slasher film
Elevation Pictures has released a new Random Acts of Violence clip for the slasher feature co-written and directed by Jay Baruchel (This Is the End, Goon). You can check out the clip now in the player below!
Based on the graphic novel by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, Random Acts of Violence follows the story of comic book creator Todd Walkley (Jesse Williams), along with his girlfriend, Kathy (Jordana Brewster), assistant Aurora (Niamh Wilson), and best friend and Hard Calibre Comics owner Ezra (Baruchel) as they go on a road trip. On their way from Toronto to New York for Comic-Con, bad things start to happen and people start getting killed in a fashion eerily similar to the kills portrayed in his Slasherman comic. It becomes clear that a very avid fan is out there following them and hurting people, and using Todd’s comic as inspiration. As the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends and family become targets and victims themselves, Todd will be forced into taking responsibility for everything his ideas have wrought.
The movie stars Baruchel, Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), Jordana Brewster (Fast and Furious franchise), and Niamh Wilson (Saw III).
Baruchel — who expressed his desire to direct the movie adaptation of Random Acts of Violence a few years ago — co-wrote the screenplay for the horror feature alongside writing partner Jesse Chabot.
Random Acts of Violence is produced by Elevation Pictures (The Imitation Game, Room, Moonlight). Noah Segal (The Hummingbird Project) and Randy Manis (Margin Call) serve as producers with Williams, Chabot, Ricky Tollman, Jonathan Bronfman, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Justin Gray set as executive producers. Ariella Naymark serves as co-producer.
The movie had its world premiere on September 19 at the 2019 Fantastic Fest.