Berlin: Uncork'd Nabs Mashup 'Jurassic Games' for U.S. (Exclusive)
The film — in which death row convicts are pitted against each other and dinosaurs — is due for release this summer.
The Jurassic Games, described as a hybrid of Jurassic Park and The Hunger Games, has found an American home.
Uncork'd Entertainment has picked up the film from High Octane Pictures at the European Film Market in Berlin, where they also revealed they secured sales for the U.K., Germany, Japan, Korea, India, Scandinavia, Benelux and Taiwan, in addition to the U.S.
Set in the near future, Jurassic Games follows 10 death row convicts who must compete in a virtual reality game show that pits them against each other and dinosaurs. But there's a catch: If you die in the game, you die in reality. Adam Hampton (Rough Cut), Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3) and Perrey Reeves (Entourage) headline the film, which was directed by Ryan Bellgardt, whose 2017 horror pic Gremlin was also acquired by Uncork'd.
"Gremlin was a really good time, but Jurassic Games is an even better time," said Uncork'd president Keith Leopard. "With state-of-the-art special effects, great performances from the cast and a fun, unique story, Ryan Bellgardt knocks it out of the park!"
Added High Octane Pictures founder Galen Christy: "From the moment Ryan Bellgardt pitched us his vision for Jurassic Games, we were sold — it’s such a brilliant concept and it’s been executed marvelously. We have one of the funnest films of 2018 on the way!"
The Jurassic Games is expected to be released this summer in the U.S.