It was just announced that Orion Classics is relaunching with the post-apocalyptic thriller The Domestics on June 28 in theaters, followed by a video on demand release the next day. The film’s world premiere is set for opening night at the Cinepocalypse film festival in Chicago on June 21st, in which Bloody Disgusting is the premier sponsor!
Mike P. Nelson directed The Domestics, starring Kate Bosworth and Tyler Hoechlin.
The story, written by Nelson, is set in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by murderous gangs divided into deadly factions as Bosworth and Hoechlin’s characters race desperately across the lawless countryside in search of safety.
The Domestics also stars Lance Reddick, Sonoya Mizuno, Dana Gourrier, Thomas Francis Murphy, and David Dastmalchian.
The movie was produced by Gianni Nunnari and Shannon Gaulding and executive produced by Kurt Johnstad and Adam Krentzman.
In regards to the return of Orion Classics, MGM made the announcement Monday, saying the MGM label will focus on multiplatform and specialized releases as well as acquisitions utilizing “emerging and innovative” alternative distribution strategies worldwide. The label will release between eight and 10 films per year across genres.
Variety, who broke the news, details the brand’s history:
Orion was created in 1978 and had a mixed record for the next two decades. Its releases included Hoosiers and The Terminator, and it won four Academy Awards for best picture with Amadeus in 1984, Platoon in 1986, Dances With Wolves in 1990, and The Silence of the Lambs in 1991. It also declared bankruptcy that year and was bought by MGM in 1997, then brought back as a distributor in 2013, Orion which teamed with Samuel Goldwyn Films as a co-distributor on several titles.