Brad Anderson (Session 9, The Machinist) is back with psychological horror movie Blood, and Deadline reports today that Vertical Entertainment has scooped up North American rights.
Deadline notes in their report, “While the feature will be released to both theaters and digital platforms, a release date has not yet been disclosed.”
Michelle Monaghan (“True Detective”) stars alongside Skeet Ulrich (Scream), Finlay Wojtak-Hissong, Rodrigo Beilfuss, Erik Athavale, June B. Wilde, and Skylar Morgan Jones.
“The film follows Jess (Michelle Monaghan), a nurse and mother recently separated from her husband (Skeet Ulrich), who moves with her daughter Tyler (Skylar Morgan Jones) and young son Owen (Finlay Wojtak-Hissong) back into her old farmhouse. Shortly after settling in, Owen’s dog escapes into the woods and returns days later, blood-soaked and rabid. When he attacks and bites Owen, the resulting infection from the bite grows more alarming by the day as Owen’s behavior becomes frightening and deadly.
“As he spirals deeper into the depths of the illness, Jess discovers a disturbing cure, which makes her question how far she is willing to go to keep her child alive.”
“Brad Anderson has delivered the quintessential horror film with a cast, led by Monaghan and Ulrich, that delivers on every level,” said Vertical Entertainment Partner Peter Jarowey. “We are excited to be back in business with Hercules Film Fund and Rhea Films and feel this holiday counter-programming will thrill audiences long after we ring in the new year.”
The script was written by Will Honley.
Producers include Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas, Gary Levinsohn, and Billy Hines, with executive producers including Jean-Luc De Fanti, Alexis Varouxakis, Max Work, Steven Sims, Ryan Bartecki, Brad Anderson, and Daniel Bekerman.
Blood comes courtesy of Hercules Film Fund, Rhea Films, and H2L Media Group.