11:00am PT by Etan Vlessing
Liam Hemsworth, Richard Dreyfuss Films Join Fantasia Fest Lineup
The Fantasia International Film Festival, North America’s largest genre film event, on Wednesday released the first wave of titles for its upcoming 23rd edition.
The fest, which is set to run July 11-Aug. 1 in Montreal, will feature world premieres for the Liam Hemsworth-starring action thriller Killerman, directed by Malik Bader; Bobby Miller's Critters Attack!, starring Dee Wallace and Tashiana Washington; Harold Holscher's 8, a horror film that hinges on African folklore and mythology; and Brett and Drew Pierce's witchcraft drama The Wretched, starring John-Paul Howard and Piper Curda.
Fantasia also has booked North American premieres for Shelagh McLeod's Astronaut, which stars Richard Dreyfuss and Colm Feore; Lee Won-tae's action thriller The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, which bowed at Cannes; and Lee Su-jin's Idol, a blood-soaked South Korean thriller that debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Fest organizers will also honor indie film producer giant Edward Pressman — whose genre credits include classics like Conan the Destroyer, Bad Lieutenant, The Crow and American Psycho — with a lifetime achievement award.
Pressman also produced Brian De Palma's Sisters and Phantom of the Paradise, which will screen at Fantasia.
Additional lineup announcements will be forthcoming.