Bob and Harvey Weinstein announced today that they have preemptively signed on to distribute the upcoming thriller Regression in the United States on August 28, 2015. The film, written and to be directed by auteur Alejandro Amenabar, will star Ethan Hawke (The Purge, Sinister) and be released under the new moniker TWC-Dimension in 2015.
Regression sees the return of Amenabar to the thriller genre, where he and Dimension previously had great success with The Others, which grossed over $200 million worldwide and starred Nicole Kidman.
The plot details are allegedly locked, even though we have them for you here:
“Set in 1980 in a small Minnesota town where a man is arrested for sexually abusing his daughter. He admits his guilt despite having no memory of it. With the help of a psychologist, he relives the memories and implicates a police officer as his partner in crime. The man’s estranged son and other townspeople are also suddenly able to relive suppressed memories of horrific abuse. At the same time, the local news reports blame a Satanic cult that has been performing rituals of orgies, assault, killing animals and even babies, for years. The officers are alarmed when similar reports come in from all around the country—they believe they’ve uncovered a national and possibly supernatural conspiracy. Is the abuse real, or something else?“