Los Angeles and Toronto – January 14, 2019 – Shout! Studios, the multi-platform filmed entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has acquired U.S. rights to I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD, an enthralling horror crime thriller directed by Chad Archibald (Bite, The Heretics, Ejecta) and written by Jayme LaForest (The Heretics, Gods of Accident). The film stars Aidan Devine (A History of Violence, Suicide Squad), Ava Preston (DC’ s Shazam!, The Kennedys), Jessica Algueiro (The Strain,Saving Hope), and Ari Millen (Orphan Black, Rupture). A production of Black Fawn Films and distributed worldwide by Breakthrough Entertainment, I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD is produced by Cody Calahan, Chad Archibald, and Christopher Girouix. Nat Abraham, Ira Levy, Michael McGuigan, and Peter Williamson serve as executive producers. The announcement was made today by Shout’s founders and CEOs Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, Nat Abraham, Partner and President of Distribution at Breakthrough Entertainment and Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios.
Shout! Studios has secured all U.S. distribution rights to I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD, including theatrical, broadcast, video-on-demand, and home entertainment rights for cross-platform releases. Shout! Studios plans to launch this movie across multiple entertainment platforms beginning with a day-and-date theatrical launch in 2019 through Shout’s genre entertainment imprint, Scream Factory™.
“We’re thrilled to be back working with Black Fawn on what we consider to be a new artistic milestone for them. The emphasis on character and the human story elevates their always accomplished genre-craft to an exciting new level that will easily win new fans,” said Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios.
“This is the second film from the creative Black Fawn team to once again partner with Shout Studios for the US territory. We are delighted with their planned release plan and feel certain that American Horror film fans will have the best opportunity to see this extraordinary film in theatres and other platforms very soon,” said Nat Abraham, Partner and President of Distribution at Breakthrough Entertainment.
William has a simple job, he makes dead bodies disappear. This isn’t something he likes to or even wants to do but through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria has become used to rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them are haunting their house. After a woman’s body is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes she’s not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches the woman up and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do. As they begin to develop a very unusual respect for each other, the woman’s murderers get word that she’s still alive and make plan to go finish what they started.
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