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Vertical Entertainment has secured worldwide rights to Marc Furmie’s sci-fi film Terminus, starring Jai Koutre, Kendra Appleton, Bren Foster and Todd Lasance.
Vertical has slated the film for day-and-date release on January 22, 2016. It will be available globally on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Google Play and other digital platforms, in addition to theaters in the U.S.
The film centers on David, who has a devastating car accident after he’s blinded by the light of a falling meteor. It leads to a profound discovery: an extra-terrestrial organism that may contain the secret of life itself. After David goes missing for two days, his daughter (Appleton) discovers him wandering the forest, without so much as a scratch. David, acting strange, has to convince Annabelle to help him complete his task before government agents can stop him, and the world destroys itself.
Vertical’s new strategy focuses more on acquiring worldwide rights, allowing for a film to be released in international markets at the same time as the U.S. campaign. Terminus will be Vertical’s second worldwide acquisition following the global release later this year of He Never Died on Dec. 18, 2015.
The film, made by Storm Vision Entertainment, Eclectik Vision, Storm Alley Entertainment and Maddfilms, is written by Furmie, Shiyan Zheng and Gabriel Dowrick, and produced by Brett Thornquest and Tim Maddocks.
The deal was negotiated by Nate Bolotin and Mette-Marie Katz of XYZ on behalf of the filmmakers, and Rich Goldberg and Peter Jarowey, vp acquisitions, at Vertical.
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