Bloody Disgusting just learned that First Look Studios has acquired Tim Sullivan’s 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams for U.S. release. It will have its premiere at the Texas Frightmare Film Festival on April 29 before arriving on Blu-ray and DVD July 20. All of the details can be found below. Bill Moseley toplines as the new Mayor Buckman (replacing Robert Englund).
First Look Studios proudly announces the acquisition of 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS, the latest installment of the popular horror-comedy cult franchise. The film is set to premiere at the Texas Frightmare festival this April. The infamous Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs, Driftwood) returns to the writing-directing helm with 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS.
This time around the Southern residents of Pleasant Valley take their cannibalistic Guts N’ Glory Jamboree on the road to Iowa where they encounter spoiled Northern heiresses Rome and Tina Sheraton and the cast and crew of their “Road Rascals” reality show.
Performing “The Bloodiest Show on Earth,” our Southern Maniacs prove to be more than ratings killers in what director John Landis calls “one of the rare sequels that surpasses the original.”
Bill Moseley, Lin Shaye, Nivek Ogre, Courtney Peldon, Ashley Peldon, Adam Robitel, Ahmed Best, Trevor Wright, Andrea Leon, Ryan Fleming, Dylan Edrington, Christa Campbell, Amy Baniecki and Tony Todd all star.
Steve Break, Vice President of Product, negotiated the deal on behalf of First Look Studios for 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS with Yarek Danielak, managing director of Arsenal Pictures.
“This franchise’s rabid fan base makes this acquisition a no-brainer for First Look. We are so excited to bring this installment of 2001 Maniacs to the fans!” says Break.
The film will have its US premiere at the Texas Frightmare Film Festival on April 29th at 9:00 PM at the Studio Movie Grill-Lewisville in Dallas, Texas. The Texas Frightmare Film Festival runs from April 28th through May 1st.