Slasher time travel fest 'Detention' has been acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA). The Joseph Kahn ('Torque') helmed picture which stars Josh Hutcherson ('Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant') and Shanley Caswell (below) alongside 'not-so-funny'-man Dane Cook will hopefully receieve an official release date sooner now rather than later. Spencer Locke ('Resident Evil: Extinction'), Aaron David Johnson, Parker Bagley, Alison Woods, Walter Perez and Carrie Wiita all co-star. Check out the plot and what Kahn had to say on the acquisition below.
"I am thrilled for 'Detention' to find an enthusiastic home at Sony," said Kahn. "I am looking forward to unleashing our apocalyptic fantasy, horror, science fiction, action- thriller, body swapping, time-traveling teen romantic comedy!"
"The film follows a 17-year-old who is given detention on the night of her prom. Over the course of the night her friends are murdered by a fictional horror movie icon. It's said to be in the vein of Scream with elements of Back to the Future (time travel is involved) and classic John Hughes teen films from the 80's."
Shanley Caswell Heads For 'Detention'