MADHOUSE AND NINE LIVES
Lions Gate, adding to its long and impressive roster of genre fare, has picked up distribution rights to MADHOUSE, former actor William (LEATHERFACE) Butler?s feature directorial debut. The Romanian-shot psychological thriller stars Lance Henriksen, Jordan (CABIN FEVER) Ladd and Joshua (BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) Leonard. No release plans yet.
?Other than that,? Butler tells Fango, ?we are just waiting for the news on RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 4. There may be some surprising updates soon. And [co-writer] Aaron Strongoni and I are finishing the script for our next movie INK, which is an awesome mixture of FINAL DESTINATION and JEEPERS CREEPERS.?
In addition, Lions Gate has also nabbed U.S. rights to NINE LIVES (see Fango #221), a British horror film from writer/director Andrew Getty, about a group of young people terrorized by a possessive ghost that forces them to turn on each other. Paris Hilton and Amelia Warner star; Lions Gate will release the movie straight to video in winter 2004.
Courtesy of Fangoria