On the dawn of AFM Raven Banner has acquired Justin McConnell‘s The Eternal (pictured). The Toronto-based company landed worldwide rights on the vampire tale to star Michael Biehn (The Divide, The Terminator, Aliens). Raven Banner to produce with Unstable Ground Inc. “Biehn will star in the story of a 500-year vampire who wants to die and sets out to find a worthy adversary in combat.” The cast includes Adam Kenneth Wilson, who co-wrote the screenplay with McConnell and the late Kevin Hutchinson. Production is set for 2013.
Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired North American distrib rights to U.K. horror Storage 24, says Variety. Storage 24 will be released through the distrib’s Ultra VOD program, debuting on all video-on-demand platforms December 6 to be followed by a theatrical release in early January. The film, scripted and produced by thesp Noel Clarke, was helmed by Johannes Roberts. “London is in chaos. A military cargo plane has crashed leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware London is in lockdown, Charlie (Noel Clarke) and Shelley (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), accompanied by best friends Mark (Colin O’Donoghue) and Nikki (Laura Haddock) are at Storage 24 dividing up their possessions after a recent break-up. Suddenly, the power goes off. Trapped in a dark maze of endless corridors, a mystery predator is hunting them one by one. In a place designed to keep things in, how do you get out?”
The Ford Brothers, the team behind zombie thriller The Dead, have revealed that the sequel, The Dead 2, will be shot in India. Howard J. Ford unveiled a teaser trailer shot on a recent location recce and announced that the film, for which the screenplay is now completed, is anticipated to start production in February/March 2013. Said Jon Ford: “We want part 2 to do something few sequels can rarely achieve by surpassing the first film in every way!,” which shouldn’t be hard. “We want to give the fans unique and stunning locations, more intense story and action, while maintaining the emotional heart that runs through the whole film. It’s still a journey movie which will have a controversial edge and a lot more scares!” Check out the trailer and first still inside.