Freestyle Digital Media announces the release of Headspace: Director’s Cut on cable and internet video on demand in North America on April 24th. The film, originally released theatrically in February, 2006, has been updated by director Andrew van den Houten and will actually run five minutes shorter than the original theatrical version. Scripted by Steve Klausner and William M. Miller from a story by Troy McCombs, the film was produced by van den Houten and Miller, with Marius Kerdel executive producing.
“When Alex (Christopher Denham) encounters a mysterious stranger, he begins to get smarter each day. It’s not long before he realizes that his new intellect comes with deadly side effects. Headaches and visions plague him at every step. Soon, savage unexplainable murders are linked to him. Now, it’s a race against time as Alex discovers that the source of this evil may not be human and the key to this mystery may be in his own past.”
Running 84 minutes, the streamlined Director’s Cut will also be available for the first time in high definition. This will also be the first time an R-rated cut of the film will be available for audiences as a previously edited version was shown on basic cable in 2009.
“I’m thrilled that I’m finally able to make my intended vision of Headspace available to the public,” said van den Houten. “This director’s cut serves the story better while emphasizing the amazing abilities of everyone involved. When I revisited my first feature, I realized that there was a better more taut way to present this thriller for a more satisfying experience for the viewer.”
Since the initial release, many cast members have gone on to larger screen roles including Christopher Denham (Shutter Island, Sound of My Voice, The Bay), as well as Paul Sparks (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman, Land of the Lost, Burke and Hare).
Rounding out the cast is Olivia Hussey, William Atherton, Sean Young, Dee Wallace and Udo Kier. Van den Houten recently produced the horror-thriller The Woman.