Eli Roth (Hostel, Inglourious Basterds ) is having a good TIFF! Deadline is reporting that Dimension has picked up both two of his producing projects at the fest. His completed starring feature Aftershock (which is soon having its world premiere at the fest) and his yet-to-be-filmed Clown. This means we’ll be seeing both of them in theaters at some point, as a wide release is part of the deal.
Per Deadline, “Bob Weinstein’s Dimension Films is near a deal to acquire ‘Aftershock’, which is screening here, and ‘Clown’, which will start production soon. These are two Eli Roth-produced genre films. Roth stars in ‘Aftershock’. I’ve heard that the minimum guarantee commitment is upwards of $2 million for each film, plus a guarantee of a wide theatrical release.”
In Aftershock, “In Chile, an American tourist’s vacation goes from good to great when he meets some beautiful women travellers. But when an earthquake ravages the underground nightclub they’re in, a fun night quickly turns to terror. Escaping to the surface is just the beginning as they face nightmarish chaos above ground. Starring Eli Roth and Selena Gomez.”
In Clown, “a loving father dons a clown outfit, wig, bulbous nose and pancake makeup to entertain at his son’s sixth birthday after the clown-for-hire is a no-show. Unable to take off the clown garb, dad’s personality changes in horrific fashion. He and his family race to break the curse of the evil outfit before he undergoes a complete transformation into a homicidal killer with over-sized shoes.”
The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6th-16th.