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Grindstone to play Game Of Assassins

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Grindstone to play Game Of Assassins
Exclusive: Grindstone Entertainment has acquired all Us rights to the action horror film formerly known as The Gauntlet.

Matt Eskandari directed Game Of Assassins, about five strangers who awaken in a medieval dungeon and must team together to make it out alive.

Bai Ling, Warren Kole and Dustin Nguyen of 21 Jump St star in the Us-China co-production, which shot in Beijing.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release the Us-China co-production on all media platforms.

Wellington Sun, Daniel Wei, Jonathan Shih, Matt Eskandari and Adam Lawson produced and Lawson wrote the screenplay.

“We were impressed by the production value of the film and its intricate and well told story,” said Grindstone Entertainment head of acquisitions Stan Wertlieb. “The filmmakers did a great job balancing action, suspense, and horror with unique real life-characters, something we are always on the lookout for in genre fare.”

Ryan Black and Wertlieb of Grindstone Entertainment brokered the deal with Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic
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Lionsgate to Play an Ultra-Violent Game of Assassins

Stop me if you've heard this one... several strangers wake up not knowing how they got to their location and they must play a deadly game in order to survive. Nope, totally new ground, right? Well... at least this time our heroes have to fight their way out!

Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment have acquired all Us rights to director Matt Eskandari's Game of Assassins (formerly titled The Gauntlet). Bai Ling (Crank), Warren Kole ("The Following"), and Dustin Nguyen (21 Jump St) star.

Wellington Sun, Daniel Wei, Jonathan Shih, Matt Eskandari, and Adam Lawson produce; the script is by Lawson.

Synopsis

In a sunken fortress beneath the earth, five strangers awaken. They have no food, no water, no memory, and no way out. They must band together to survive the sinister adventure that awaits them.

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Cannes: Grindstone Nabs Eskandari’s ‘Game of Assassins’ (Exclusive)

Cannes: Grindstone Nabs Eskandari’s ‘Game of Assassins’ (Exclusive)
Paris– Grindstone Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to Matt Eskandari’s action/horror pic “Game of Assassins” (formerly titled “The Gauntlet”).

The action/horror film stars Bai Ling (“Crank”), Warren Kole (“The Following”) and Dustin Nguyen (“21 Jump St”).

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release the film, which premiered at Screamfest in October, on all media platforms.

Co-financed by Chinese film production partners and shot in Beijing, “Assassins” follows five strangers who awake in an underground, medieval dungeon.

It’s produced by Wellington Sun, Daniel Wei, Jonathan Shih, Matt Eskandari and Adam Lawson.

“We were impressed by the production value of the film and its intricate and well told story,” said Stan Wertlieb, Grindstone Entertainment’s head of acquisitions. “The filmmakers did a great job balancing action, suspense, and horror with unique real life-characters, something we are always on the lookout for in genre fare.”

Ryan Black and Stan Wertlieb
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Screamfest La 2013 Exclusive: Director Matt Eskandari Talks The Gauntlet's Us Premiere; See the Trailer!

With director Matt Eskandari’s The Gauntlet set for its Us premiere Thursday, October 10, at 7:30pm at the esteemed Screamfest La Film Festival, here's an exclusive chat with the filmmaker along with the trailer and some stills!

Produced by Wellington Sun, Jonathan Shih, Daniel Wei, Adam Lawson and Philippe Wee from a script by Adam Lawson, The Gauntlet stars Bai Ling (The Crow), Warren Kole, Dustin Nguyen and Jamie Ray Newman. The story revolves around an ensemble who find themselves in a sunken castle underneath the earth. They have no food. No memory. No water. And no way out. They don't know it yet, but in Hell only their sins can save them. They must organize and band together for the sinister adventure which awaits.

”I was attracted by the chance to tell an original survival, adventure story set in a devil's maze,” Eskandari stated of his interest in the material,
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