Writer/director Michael Taverna’s Apartment 1303 3D, the supernatural remake starring Mischa Barton, Rebecca De Mornay, John Diehl and Julianne Michelle, has been picked up by Gravitas Pictures and “will be the first indie title to play in 3D in theatres and on VOD simultaneously.”
In the film, “Having grown up under the controlling grip of her fame-hungry mother (Rebecca De Mornay), Janet Slate (Julianne Michelle) jumps at the opportunity to move into what looks to be a great high-rise apartment in downtown Detroit. Yet some deals are too good to be true as one night her boyfriend Mark (Corey Sevier) finds her in the middle of the street – having fallen from the balcony thirteen stories above. When her sister Lara (Mischa Barton) tries to investigate the mystery of what happened, she moves into the same apartment and encounters the odd neighbors in the building, including an eerie nine-year old girl who seems to somehow know the real reason for Janet’s fall. Lara soon realizes that her sister’s death might spell the same fate for her unless she can overcome the strange events that are terrorizing the inhabitants in Apartment 1303.” The pic is a remake of Ataru Oikawa’s 2007 Japanese supernatural thriller (based on the book of Kei Oishi) of the same name.
The film will debut on VOD on June 17th and will be released theatrically on July 25th in 20 markets including “many 3D midnight shows.” I’m not sure if that qualifies as simultaneous.