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Exclusive: Grindstone Entertainment has acquired all Us rights to the action horror film formerly known as The Gauntlet.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release the Us-China co-production on all media platforms.
“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.”
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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.
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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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.
“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.”
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