In today’s film news roundup, John Heard’s “Living Among Us” will be in theaters in January, Monica Bellucci signs on for “Nekromancer,” and faith-based documentary “The Heart of Man” is returning for one night.
Vision Films has bought U.S. theatrical distribution, VOD and DVD rights to supernatural horror movie “Living Among Us,” starring the late John Heard, Esme Bianco, and Thomas Ian Nicholas, Variety has learned exclusively.
Vision is planning a Janaury release for “Living Among Us,” directed by Brian A. Metcalf. William Sadler and Andrew Keegan also star.
Vision Films will release “Living Among Us” theatrically in January 2018. The film is a Red Compass Media production, produced by Metcalf and Nicholas and executive produced by Ben Chan.
The story centers on a family of vampires hiring filmmakers to bring their story to the world with devastating results. The documentary crew sent to interview the family soon realizes their very lives are in danger as they uncover a deadly secret and fight for survival.
Vision Films will handle both digital and physical distribution of DVD in association with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Heard died in July at the age of 72. Bianco is best known for her role as Ros on “Game of Thrones.” Nicolas starred in the “American Pie” films. Metcalf is represented by Innovative Artists and Matt Galsor at Greenberg Glusker.
Monica Bellucci, Ben O’Toole, and Tess Haubrich will star in the sci-fi horror film “Nekromancer” by Australian filmmaker brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner.
Production companies are Entertainment One, Hopscotch Features and Guerilla Films. Kiah Roache-Turner will direct, with Andrew Mason and Troy Lum producing for Hopscotch Features, together with Tristan Roache-Turner of Guerilla Films.
The logline is being kept under wraps. “Nekromancer,” which will shoot later this year in Sydney, is being financed by eOne…