Daniel Isn’t Real helmer Adam Egypt Mortimer’s new fantasy thriller, Archenemy, will release theatrically, on digital and on-demand beginning December 11, from AMC’s RLJE Films. Festival attendees currently making plans to catch the film earlier may do so for BeyondFest world premiere on October 2, and at Sitges beginning October 8.
Mortimer produces, as well as directs from his own script, with a story led by actor Joe Manganiello (True Blood) who also produces. In the film, Manganiello plays Max Fist, who claims to be a hero from another dimension after falling through time and space to land on Earth, where he has no powers. No one believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster. Together, they take to the streets to wipe out the local drug syndicate and its vicious crime boss known as The Manager.
Storied by Mortimer, and by Lucas Passmore (No Good Heroes), Archenemy also stars Skylan Brooks (Empire), Zolee Griggs (W-Tang: An American Saga), Paul Scheer (Black Monday), Amy Seimetz (Pet Semetary) and Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). The film marks the third collaboration between RLJE Films and SpectreVision, after Mandy and Color Out of Space.
“We’re excited to be back in business with SpectreVision after the incredibly successful releases of Mandy and Color Out of Space,” said RLJE Films Chief Acquisitions Officer Mark Ward. “With Joe Manganiello’s strong performance and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s innovative direction, we couldn’t have asked for a better dream team to showcase ARCHENEMY at Beyond Fest and in theaters and various platforms in December.”
Archenemy is produced by Daniel Noah, Lisa Whalen and Elijah Wood for SpectreVision, next to Kim Sherman and Nick Manganiello. Ward and Jess DeLeo from RLJE Films negotiated the deal with SpectreVision on behalf of the filmmakers.
H/T: Screen Anarchy