Amid the film’s backdrop are a mix of people either fighting against the militia, rioters and looters attacking innocent people, and victims desperately hiding from the terror that awaits outside. These all encompass the film’s vast, dark, embattled suburban atmosphere with a storyline that boldly confronts some of our worst prospects as a nation while using it to foundate the film’s emotive drama and suspense. The finale sequence is stark, grim view of our skyline, as necessitated for a film of this caliber.
Brooklyn ain’t the same as it used to be for one unlucky girl caught amid a hailstorm of national insurrection in the new explosive action thriller, Bushwick. The official trailer is finally here following its spate of festival screenings and enough pull quotes to deem this one a worthwhile sell from RLJ.
Fresh out of Sundance and emerging out on the world stage is the new dystopian action thriller, Bushwick. The usual spate of reviews are now making the rounds while word has it from The Wrap that RLJ Entertainment is staking its claim for the film’s U.S. release in a seven-figure deal brokerered with XYZ Films’s own Nate Bolotin alongside WME Global.
Cooties helmers Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott directed the film which casts Dave Bautista as an ex-Marine next to lead Brittany Snow as a young girl bound for her grandmother’s house and desperate to survive amid a deadly cessation uprising by a Texas militia. Nick Damici and Graham Reznik wrote the script with Angelic Zambrana, Jeremie Harris, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Alex Breaux and Arturo Castro also starring, and host to a soundtrack by indie hip-hop artist, Aesop.
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“RLJ Entertainment is a fearless distributor that specializes in releasing unique and courageous projects,” said Murnion and Milott. “Films like ‘Bushwick,’ and their 2015 release, ‘Bone Tomahawk,’ show their passion and commitment for working with filmmakers who challenge the conventions of genre films. We are thrilled about this partnership.”
Bautista also executive produced the film along with Jonathan Meisner, along with Todd Brown and Nick Spicer of XYZ Films whose own Bolotin produced the film with Adam Folk of Bullet Pictures and Joseph Mensch of Mensch Productions.
XYZ Films and Bullet Pictures to produce, with XYZ handling world sales