Lionsgate Schedules Hotly Anticipated ‘You’re Next’ For August 2013

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Well, that took awhile. After scooping up the film at the 2011 TIFF, Lionsgate has been sitting on You’re Next, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s incredible home invasion slasher that stars Sharni Vinson, Nick Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Margaret Laney, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Calvin Reeder, Larry Fessenden, Kate Lyn Sheil, Barbara Crampton and Rob Moran. Presumably, the issue of releasing arose when Lionsgate acquired Summit, leaving few slots for their upcoming horror releases. Now, a year after being sold in a massive bidding war, Collider reports that the Gate will now release in theaters on August 23, 2013.

In the film, which received rave reviews (read mine here), “A family comes under a terrifying and sadistic attack during a reunion getaway. Barricaded in their secluded country home, they have to fight off a barrage of axes, crossbows and machetes from both inside and outside the house. Unfortunately for the killers, one of the victims proves to have a talent for fighting back.

Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett also collaborated on V/H/S, which is now available On Demand, as well as A Horrible Way To Die.

  • Blood-Sicles

    Saw this last year and absolutely fucking loved it. Glad it’s getting the proper treatment, even if it is almost a full year away.

  • Nothing333

    Damn that’s too long a wait!

  • sonofseptember

    I am so fucking sick of waiting for this film. Eat shit and die, Lionsgate.

    • EvanDickson

      @sonofseptember They could have released it in January, but their schedule was full. I know they would have liked to have released it sooner, but the merger with Summit made that impossible.

      At least they’re giving it a summer slot and are planning a release with a lot of support so it can do well. Means they have faith in the movie.

      But yes – it’s a long wait. Don’t worry, the movie will still be good.