Anchor Bay Films has acquired North American distribution rights to the quasi-remake of the Charles Kaufman-directed 1980 Troma film that also stars Jaime King, Deborah Ann Woll and Shawn Ashmore, says Deadline.
“A bank robbery goes wrong and the robbers head for their childhood home, only to discover their mom lost the house to foreclosure. The new owners are having a birthday party, and the brothers take them hostage. When their mother and sister arrive, it becomes clear that the matriarch will do whatever necessary to protect her brood. She is a sadistic and manipulative woman who over the course of the evening takes control of the situation, plots her sons’ escape, all at the expense of the hostages.” The film has been in the can for awhile, but a deal with distributor Gigapix that would have put the film into theaters fell through and it hasn’t been released in the US, even though it played in some foreign territories. It’s reported that Anchor Bay are looking at a potential release for next Mother’s Day, which falls on May 13, 2012.