Upcoming comedy-horror film Slayers has been picked up for worldwide sales and release in 2022. Highland Film Group, a sales, financing, production and distribution company, specializes in the action/thriller/horror space and cast/director/filmmaker driven content. The film will be handled domestically by their US Distribution division, The Avenue, which was launched in 2020 and already has a catalog of films with stars from many genres, including Nicholas Cage, Pierce Brosnan, and Frank Grillo.
Slayers stars Thomas Jane (The Thin Red Line). Kara Edward (Moonrise Kingdom) , Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Lydia Hearst (The Haunting of Sharon Tate) and Abigail Breslin (Zombieland), whom also is making her debut as a Producer.
Elliot Jones (Thomas Jane) has made it his life’s mission to search for the vampire who murdered his teenage daughter. Jones gets his shot at revenge when The Stream Team, a group of trend-setting social media superstars including party-girl Jules (Abigail Breslin) and Gen-Z pro-gamer Flynn (Kara Hayward), is offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with reclusive billionaire Beverly Rektor (Malin Akerman) at her multimillion-dollar vacation compound. However, the group quickly learns it’s not an evening of fun and games, but instead a night of survival when they discover their host is a descendant of a long line of vicious blood-suckers and they are trapped in her house of horrors! Can Jones help them survive or will they become just another short-lived trending story?
Slayers is directed by K. Asher Levin and written by Levin and Zack Imbrogno. It’s produced by first-time producer Breslin, with Daniel Cummings, Levin and Robert Dean. Executive producers are BondIt Media Capital & Buffalo 8 Productions’ Grady Craig, Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor; Malin Akerman; Thomas Jane via Renegade Films; Jarnell Stokes; Josh Monkarsh and Walk Like A Duck.
“We are excited to introduce a film with an original twist on a classic monster tale with such a talented cast to international buyers. The vampire genre is always compelling and it’s thrilling to see them hold their own in the age of social media, having them go fang to fang with superstar influencers,” said JJ Caruth, President of Domestic Marketing and Distribution for The Avenue. “Slayers is made in the tradition of beloved horror-comedies such as From Dusk Till Dawn and Shaun of the Dead. The Mist’s Thomas Jane and Zombieland’s Abigail Breslin are the perfect pair to bring this film to the screen,” added Highland Film Group COO Delphine Perrier.
Watch this space for more news regarding the film as it’s available!