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Grindstone to play Game Of Assassins

12 May 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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.”

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Lionsgate to Play an Ultra-Violent Game of Assassins

9 May 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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)

9 May 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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.”

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