I’m starting to lose track of all the awesomeness that’s coming your way starting this May.
While Anchor Bay acquired The Divide, Bloody Disgusting and The Collective have acquired domestic rights to Nicolás Goldbart’s Fase 7 (Phase 7), a Spanish-language end of the world thriller that carries a more lighthearted approach to the apocalypse. It premiered last week at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
Those of you who are into conspiracy theories will enjoy the in-your-face connection to the N.W.O.
Executive Produced by Steven Schneider (Insidious, Paranormal Activity), Fase 7 stars Berlin Silver Bear winner Daniel Hendler (Lost Embrace) as “A husband who has just moved into a new apartment with his seven-months-pregnant wife when their building is quarantined due to a deadly epidemic. Soon the residents of the building become unexpected enemies, and the husband is forced to join forces with his loony next-door neighbor to defend the contents of his fridge and keep his pregnant wife safe.”
Phase 7 taps into early Romero and can be described as a cross between The Crazies, Dawn of the Dead and 28 Days Later. We’re told Goldbart loves John Carpenter and used Assault on Precinct 13, The Thing and Escape From New York as a template for the score.
The film will hit AMC Theaters (every Wednesday and Friday night, don’t forget that!) at a further date, before also arriving on VOD, internet and DVD. Other films you guys will be able to enjoy in theaters are Atrocious, Rammbock, YellowBrickRoad and the ball-to-the-wall insane Cold Fish.