The highly anticipated, reimagining of David Cronenberg’s 1977 Cult Horror Classic, RABID by the Soska Sisters and riveting sci-fi thriller, PROJECT ITHACA, with mind-blowing special effects, both stunning examples
of the elevated genre, rack up sales in Berlin
Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment scares up salacious sales for RABID, the reimagining of David Cronenberg’s 1977 cult horror classic directed by the highly sought After “Twisted Twins” aka, the Soska Sisters, and sci-fi thriller, PROJECT ITHACA.
RABID, a reimagining of the 1977 David Cronenberg film of the same name, stars LAURA VANDERVOORT (JIGSAW, Smallville, Bitten, V) and BEN HOLLINGSWORTH (Code Black, Cult) and is directed by the highly sought after “Twisted Twins” aka, the Soska Sisters (AMERICAN MARY, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK). The cast is bolstered further by CM PUNK (THE GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR, QUEENS OF THE RING, TALKING DEAD), an American actor, mixed martial artist, comic book writer and retired professional wrestler. He is perhaps best known for his time in WWE, where he is recognized as the sixth longest reigning WWE Champion of all-time. His Wife and fellow WWE Superstar and New York Times bestselling author AJ Lee also joins the cast in a memorable cameo.
RABID is written by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska and John Serge, and led by the twin sister horror-movie directors that established a huge following with the 2012 slasher film AMERICAN MARY. They were already gaining momentum from various roles (writer, to actor to director) in such highly acclaimed filmed as JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS and FANTASTIC FOUR.
RABID has been sold to 101 FILMS in the UK, Eagle in the Middle East, A71 in Canada, Fox Asia in Pan Asia, Splendid Film in Germany as well as Benelux and Vertex Partners in CIS. 101 Films and Film Mode Entertainment are co- representing the rest of the world and have been fielding offers from other territories.
Film Mode Entertainment President Clay Epstein says, “The Soska Sisters have reinforced their talent with their vision of RABID. Distributors are going to love their commercial approach and unique twist to the story.”
“We cannot wait for Film Mode Entertainment to be unleashing our Rabid to buyers in Berlin! This film marks our triumphant return to body horror, which has been highly anticipated by our fans all around the world. We love our fans and have been blown away by the outstanding support from every corner of the globe. I know audiences will be ravenous to find out when and where they’ll be able to get their paws on our newest nightmare. Stay tuned.” Said Jen and Sylvia Soska.
The visual F/X company, MastersFX has added breathtaking effects that add incredible production value and a fresh take on the cult classic The group is known for their award-winning work on STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, The Good Doctor and The Handmaid’s Tale.
Drawing influence from the original movie, the remake will follow Rose, a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price.
Horror enthusiasts and fans alike have been devouring news and sharing their excitement for what is considered the Soska’s mainstream breakthrough film. Cementing their place in horror history as the most talented power-directing duo working today. This remake not only features major talent in front of and behind the camera, it also is extremely relevant in today’s culture and marketplace. The story of beauty and perfection that comes at a price unfolds in the unforgiving world of high fashion. RABID is a powerful reimagining of a beloved classic that will enthrall audiences with a modern and relevant spin from the woman’s perspective.
RABID is produced by Back 40 Pictures in conjunction with Telefilm Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation and London based, Media Finance Capital. Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde and John Vidette are serving as producers.
Laura Vandervoort is co-managed by Norbert Abrams, Noble Caplan Abrams and by Adam Levine, Industry Films. Sharon Paz, Abrams Artists, is her Agent.
Sales Across the Galaxy: PROJECT ITHACA
PROJECT ITHACA showcases an international ensemble cast starring JAMES GALLANDERS (SAW II, BRIDE OF CHUCKY, MURDER AT 1600), DERAGH CAMPBELL (FAIL TO APPEAR, NEVER EAT ALONE, THE OTHER HALF), DANIEL FATHERS (Dark Matter, Snatch) and ALEX WOODS (BURNING MUSSOLINI, The Expanse, Covert Affairs).
The film has been sold to Broadmedia Studios in Japan, Eagle Films in The Middle East, Fox Asia in Pan Asia and JoyNCinema in South Korea.
In the highly anticipated PROJECT ITHACA, a mind-blowing sci-fi thriller filled with amazing visual effects, a group of strangers awaken aboard an alien spacecraft. Divided they will die, but together, they hope to find a way home.
Film Mode Entertainment is taking filmmaking to a whole new level with films like PROJECT ITHACA and RABID. As evident with the success of new titles like these, Film Mode Entertainment continues to operate as a home for elevated genre and has been helping to pave the way for filmmakers in this rapidly changing marketplace.
Film Mode Entertainment is representing the world excluding Canada for PROJECT ITHACA.