Last year, RLJE Films acquired Panos Cosmatos' hallucinatory horror film Mandy (starring Nicolas Cage) for US distribution, and now they've acquired the US rights to another Cage-starring, mind-bending movie: Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space, the anticipated adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space."
Press Release: LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5, 2019 – RLJE Films has acquired US rights to the highly-anticipated horror/sci-fi COLOR OUT OF SPACE in a low-mid seven figure deal ahead of its World Premiere at Midnight Madness at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The film is scheduled to screen on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. at Ryerson Theater.
COLOR OUT OF SPACE stars Nicolas Cage (Mandy, Leaving Las Vegas), Joely Richardson (“The Rook”, “Nip/Tuck”), Madeleine Arthur (“Snowpiercer”), Brendan Meyer (“The OA”), Julian Hilliard (The Haunting of Hill House), Elliot Knight (“How to Get Away with Murder”), with Q'orianka Kilcher (The New World) and Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong). The film is directed by Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil) who will make his return to the Midnight Madness lineup after 29 years. He co-wrote the screenplay with Scarlett Amaris (The Theatre Bizarre).
“We’re beyond excited to be reteaming with SpectreVision and XYZ Films for COLOR OUT OF SPACE,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer for RLJE Films. “Nicolas Cage unleashes another memorable performance - an incredible follow up off the heels of MANDY.”
COLOR OUT OF SPACE is based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft. After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farmstead, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare.
COLOR OUT OF SPACE was financed by Ace Pictures and produced by SpectreVision. Producers include Daniel Noah, Lisa Whalen, Elijah Wood and Josh C. Waller, while executive producers are Johnny Chang, Peter Wong, Timur Bekbosunov, Emma Lee, Stacy Jorgensen, Elisa Lleras and Michael M. McGuire. XYZ Films is handling international sales on the film.
The deal was negotiated by Mark Ward and Jess DeLeo from RLJE Films and Nate Bolotin from XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.