Exclusive Media announced that major sales have ended on Hammer’s recently completed supernatural thriller “The Quiet Ones,” starring Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” “Mad Men”) and Sam Claflin (“Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”).
Lionsgate now has the UK distribution rights to “The Quiet Ones,” and Exclusive has also signed distribution 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.
Alex Walton, President of International Sales and Distribution, said, “Lionsgate has a phenomenal reputation for releasing quality supernatural and genre titles and we are thrilled to be working with them on The Quiet Ones. Buyers have been responding really well to this unique twist on a classic poltergeist story, and we anticipate closing the remaining deals on the film at the European Film Market in Berlin.”
Zygi Kamasa, Chief Executive of Lionsgate UK, also said, “The Quiet Ones is a terrific film and we are very excited to be working with Exclusive Media to harness Hammer’s wide appeal amongst horror and supernatural film fans. Hammer’s recent success shows the appetite for smart, modern horror and thriller movies. We’re looking forward to working with Exclusive to release The Quiet Ones which we think will have broad appeal to UK audiences.”
Other territory deals 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.
“The Quiet Ones” is a film inspired by true events:
“‘The Quiet Ones’ 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. The film is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through The Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Travelling Picture Show Company (TPSC).”