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The feature follows a young physics student who sets out to reverse a fatal quantum time anomaly that causes short-term lapses in memory and time slips. Oh, and on top of that, she’s also trying to solve the murder of her boyfriend. Just a totally normal day, right?
“Displacement” opens in Los Angeles on April 28, with other cities to follow. Check out our taser-filled exclusive clip below.
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- Allison Picurro
April is shaping up to be a great month for horror and sci-fi VOD releases, as we have over a dozen great titles making their way home this month. Things kick off with Universal’s release of M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and the Sasquatch-themed The Bigfoot Project on April 4th. Then, on April 7th, we have a pair of stellar indie horrors coming our way—The Void and Bethany—with The Bye Bye Man making its VOD bow just a few days later.
April’s digital genre offerings continue throughout the month, with the releases of The Dark Tapes on April 18th, Detour on April 25th, and both Rupture and A Dark Song rounding out the month’s VOD titles with their April 28th releases. Read on for our full breakdown of all the genre VOD releases for April 2017.
The Bigfoot Project (Gravitas Ventures) – April 4th
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- Heather Wixson
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
– Fox Searchlight will acquire the U.S., Canada and U.K. rights to to “The Old Man And The Gun,” Deadline reports. Director David Lowery’s drama stars Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek and Danny Glover and begins shooting on April 3.
Based on a true story, the film centers on bank robber and 17-time prison escapee Forrest Tucker (Redford). Affleck plays a detective obsessed with bringing Tucker to justice while Spacek plays Tucker’s love interest. The film is produced by Conde Nast Entertainment Wildwood Enterprises and Identity Films.
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– Grasshopper Film has acquired the U.S. rights »
- Graham Winfrey
“Displacement” will launch April 28 on VOD and at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, Calif., followed by playdates in Chicago and Dallas. The film also stars Sarah Douglas, Lou Richards and Christopher Backus.
Producers are Mader and Zander Villayne with Mader directing from his own script.
Hope stars as a brilliant young physics student as she attempts to solve the murder of her boyfriend — played by Backus — while battling memory loss, mysterious pursuers and severe physical distress caused by a quantum entanglement event. In order to untangle the anomaly, she seeks counsel from her old physics professor (Davison), encounters her estranged physicist father (Richards) and finds herself being repeatedly interrogated by a mysterious doctor. Blakely portrays her mother.
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- Dave McNary
4 items from 2017
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