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Lionsgate announced today that it has acquired from Exclusive Media the North American distribution rights to the Hammer production of The Quiet Ones, a supernatural thriller starring Jared Harris and Sam Claflin and will bring the film to theatres next year on April 25, 2014.
John Pogue directed the film from a script he wrote as well.
The film is inspired by true events and tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy.
Alex Walton of Exclusive Media announced today that major sales have been completed on the recently wrapped Hammer supernatural thriller The Quiet Ones, starring Jared Harris (Mad Men) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).
Lionsgate has picked up UK distribution rights to the film. Exclusive has also signed deals with EEAP for Eastern Europe and CIS, Independent for Benelux, Ascot Elite for Switzerland, CDC for Latin America, CCC for Japan, Nu Metro for South Africa and Front Row for the Middle East.
In addition, other territory deals for the film include Deltamac for Hong Kong, Tanweer for India and Pakistan, , D Productions for Turkey, Village Roadshow for Greece, Sam Films for Iceland, United King for Israel, PT Amero for Indonesia, Lotus Five Star for Malaysia, M Pictures for Thailand, Pioneer for Philippines and Star TV for SE Asia.
Hammer, through Exclusive Media, revealed the first photo from its next supernatural thriller, The Quiet Ones, at the American Film Market this week.
Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic Professor (Jared Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy.
Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Olivia Cooke and Rory Fleck-Byrne also star.
Take a look at the pic inside.
Directed by John Pogue, the film stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards and Olivia Cooke.
Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic Professor (Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: To create a poltergeist from negative human energy.
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An unusual and controversial experiment took place in Toronto in 1972 under the management of world-renowned poltergeist expert Dr. A.R.G. Owen.
Could eight ordinary people manifest a ghost through expectation, imagination and visualization? The results became a classic study into the potential of projecting "thought forms" into the real world and its affect on paranormal activity. Now that "Philip Experiment," named after the entity created, has inspired The Quiet Ones - Hammer’s follow-up to its worldwide box-office hit The Woman in Black - which completed shooting last week on location at Merton College in Oxford, England.
“The new Hammer wants to make frightening films that scare but entertain and exhilarate at the same time”, says producer Ben Holden. ”The Woman in Black proved what lurked in the shadows of the mind was far more terrifying than lashings of blood and violence and The Quiet Ones also delivers thrills building on elaborate suspense mechanics. It’s more in line with the Gothic literature that provided the basis for such past Hammer hits as the Frankenstein series; human themes explored through horrifying scenarios."
Hammer Films announced today that it begins principal photography on The Quiet Ones, the supernatural thriller/horror which will shoot on location in Oxfordshire.
Starring Jared Harris (Mad Men) and Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman), The Quiet Ones will be directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2: Terminal).
Joining the cast are Erin Richards (Being Human), Olivia Cooke and West End theater actor Rory Fleck-Byrne. With the story and original screenplay by Tom DeVille, revisions by Craig Rosenberg, Oren Moverman and most recently John Pogue, the film is produced by James Gay-Rees (Exit Through The Gift Shop) and Ben Holden in association with TPSC Films.
Hammer Films' The Quiet Ones has begun casting. Jared Harris will star in the supernatural thriller directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2).