Larry Cohen, the man behind gems like It’s Alive, The Stuff, Maniac Cop and Q: The Winged Serpent gets the documentary treatment with the upcoming King Cohen, directed by Steve Mitchell. Dark Star Pictures just acquired North American rights to the doc, planning a July 7 theatrical rollout, followed by an August 14 VOD release.
Via THR, “Mitchell’s film features interviews with such industry luminaries as Martin Scorsese, J.J. Abrams, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, John Landis and Fred Williamson, as well as Cohen himself. Cohen’s one-of-a-kind career, from ’60s TV series creator to ’70s and ’80s independent film icon and beyond, is chronicled with freewheeling and insightful verve.”
King Cohen is a La-La Land Entertainment production, in association with Big And Tall Pictures and Off the Cliff Productions, and was directed and produced by Mitchell and produced by Verboys and Dan McKeon.