Joe Lynch’s SXSW Hit, MAYHEM, Finally Gets U.S. Distribution
Everly helmer Joe Lynch is back and in stellar fashion these days following the rave SXSW reviews stemming from his latest, Mayhem. The Steven Yuen-starring contained action horror adventure is finally readying a late 2017 release in North America followed by AMC’s streaming platform, Shudder early next year according to Variety.
A dangerous virus, one that prevents the infected from controlling their inhibitions, is discovered in a corporate law building, the very same firm that recently cleared an infected man on murder charges. When a quarantine is issued and the building goes on lockdown, all hell breaks loose inside, while a disgruntled employee (Steven Yeun) and an irate client (Samara Weaving) must fight and even kill their way to the top to “have a word” with the corrupt executives who wronged them before time runs out.
Award-wining shortfilm scribe, screenwriter Matias Caruso earns this as his debut feature with Steven Brand and Dallas Roberts also starring. While the rest of us await a trailer, there are at least two posters that arose since the film’s celebratory festival debut and you can check those out below.
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