AFM 2012: Shout! Factory Pick Up 'Cockneys vs. Zombies,' 'Tower Block' for U.S.

2:59 PM PST 10/31/2012 by Scott Roxborough

Shout! will bow the two British genre films online and on DVD next year.

SANTA MONICA -- Home entertainment group Shout! Factory has picked up U.K. horror film Cockneys vs. Zombies for the U.S. and Canada and the suspense thriller Tower Block for the U.S. from SC FIlms.

Shout! plans to bow the two features via VOD, electronic-sell-through and on DVD in 2013. The company said it is also planning a platform theatrical release and has secured U.S. television rights for the films.

Directed by Matthias Hoene, Cockneys vs. Zombies stars Brit actors Harry Treadaway (Control) and Rasmus Hardiker (Lead Balloon) as two clueless cockney brothers who plot to rob a bank in order to help save their grandfather's old age home. But a strange virus is sweeping across East London, turning residents into zombies. The brothers band together to fight off the hordes of the undead and try and rescue the old folks.

Tower Block is a high-concept thriller directed by James Nunn (Doctor Who) and Ronnie Thompson (Screwed) in which the residents of a London tower block, all silent witnesses to a murder, become the target of a sniper, who begins picking them off one by one.

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