CHATSWORTH, CA — Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) has acquired all North American distribution rights to ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2, the sequel to the 2008 cult horror film Laid to Rest. Starring Brian Austin Green (“Desperate Housewives”), Danielle Harris (Halloween II, Hatchet II), Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do, The Poker Club), Gail O’Grady (“NYPD Blue,” “Hellcats”), Owain Yeoman (“The Mentalist”), along with LTR 1 alums Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and Nick Principe as “ChromeSkull,” the sequel is once again directed by award-winning special effects makeup wizard Robert Hall, and co-written by Hall and Kevin Bocarde, who also co-produced. Bill Bromiley, Chief Acquisitions Officer for Image Entertainment, made today’s announcement.
“ChromeSkull is a great new horror film icon,” noted Bromiley. “Like all good movie monsters, he’s got more mayhem in store for us and we’re excited to bring him to audiences everywhere.”
“I’m thrilled to be working with Image and Mark Ward on ChromeSkull,” said Hall. “Mark has shepherded the franchise every step of the way and we have big plans for the film. It’s superior to the original in every way and the kills and performances are out of this world.”
ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 picks up three months after the end of the first film. Tommy (Dekker), who’s struggling with vivid memories of his first encounter with the masked killer, has been abducted by Preston (Green), who harbors a mysterious connection to ChromeSkull (Principe). Meanwhile, the technologically saavy slasher — he videotapes his victims as he’s killing them — has set his sights on Jess (Michaels), and after the young girl disappears, Detective King (Yeoman) races against time to find her and Tommy before it’s too late and try to put an end to ChromeSkull’s blood-soaked legacy.
ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 is directed by Robert Hall, who also co-wrote and executive produced, and produced by Chang Tseng and Kevin Bocarde. Brian Austin Green and Stephen Niver are co-producers.