With several new members added to its cast, cameras are now rolling on Officer Downe, the feature film adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name from Man of Action/Image Comics. Also included in our latest round-up are details on Anchor Bay Entertainment's I Spit On Your Grave: Vengeance is Mine and a look at a new Freddy Krueger-inspired ice cream cone print from Cavity Colors.

Officer Downe: Press Release - "Officer Downe co-creator/screenwriter/producer Joe Casey (Ben 10/Marvel's Avengers Assemble), director/producer Shawn "Clown" Crahan (Slipknot), and producers Man of Action Entertainment (I Kill Giants, The Great Unknown, Big Hero 6 character/team creators), Skip Williamson (Underworld), Mark Neveldine (Crank), Cole Payne (Downloading Nancy) and Cory Brennan (Slipknot manager) have cast Tyler Ross (Zombieland, American Milkshake) as Officer Gable opposite previously announced lead, Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), in the independent film that began principal photography this week in Los Angeles. Lauren Velez (Dexter) has come aboard as Police Chief Berringer, Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) and Bruno Gunn (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) will portray Officers Carter and Fritch.

"We couldn't have asked for a better group of actors here. They way they're all bringing the thunder, we're absolutely gonna melt brains with this flick," said Casey. Voltage Pictures is repping the film internationally.

Officer Downe is based on the graphic novel written by Casey and illustrated by Burnham released on the Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. It tells the story of an LA supercop routinely killed in the line of duty, but who is repeatedly resurrected and sent back out onto the streets. The film marks Crahan's feature directing debut after many well-received Slipknot music videos.

Man of Action Entertainment is comprised of creators and acclaimed comic book writers Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, having collectively worked on the largest franchise characters in comics from Superman to X-Men before refocusing on creating worlds and characters for their own original work published through their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. They also created cult favorite series Generator Rex for Cartoon Network, and are co-executive producers and writers for Marvel's Avengers Assemble. Man of Action has created wildly successful video games, toy lines, comic books, stage productions, as well as forthcoming feature films and live action television shows, most of which are based on their own original comic book series and graphic novels. Big Hero 6, Disney's Academy Award®-winning film, was the first animated feature based on a Marvel property, featured the team and characters created by Man of Action. Upcoming projects based upon other Man of Action creations include The Great Unknown, KAFKA, I Kill Giants and The Crusades.

The Officer Downe film project is repped by CAA, Casey and Man of Action are repped by Scott Agostoni, Crahan by CAA. Ross is repped by Paradigm, Sanders Armstrong Caserta and Peikoff Mahan, Velez by Global Artists Agency, TMT Entertainment Group and Kraditor & Haber, Wilson by Innovative Artists, More/Medavoy Management, Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson and Gunn by Clear Talent Group, Black Box Management and Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder."


I Spit On Your Grave: Vengeance is Mine: Press Release - "LOS ANGELES, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment announced today the acquisition of I Spit On Your Grave: Vengeance is Mine, the third chapter in CineTel Films’ successful horror franchise. Anchor Bay has rights to all formats including theatrical, digital, home entertainment and TV for North America and other English speaking territories (UK, Australia, New Zealand). The film is being produced by Lisa Hansen and Paul Hertzberg of CineTel Films, and Executive Produced by Meir Zarchi, director of the original 1978 cult classic. R.D.Braunstein is directing the film and Sarah Butler reprises her role from 2010’s I Spit On Your Grave. Anchor Bay Entertainment President Bill Clark made today’s announcement. This latest installment is a continuation of the 2010 storyline and is currently in post-production, expected to be released later this year.

“We had a great experience working with Lisa and Paul at CineTel on the first two installments of I Spit on Your Grave and look forward to partnering with them again to grow the franchise,” said Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Acquisitions at Starz. “We know they will deliver another visceral chapter in the series that will thrill fans.”

“Anchor Bay has deep roots in the horror genre and has proven to be an incredible partner for us, as evidenced by the success of the first two films,” noted CineTel Films producer Lisa Hansen. “The fan base for horror films continues to be incredibly strong and Anchor Bay shares our commitment to meet the insatiable demand for truly horrific, heart-pounding entertainment.”

Anchor Bay Entertainment released I Spit on Your Grave in 2010 and I Spit On Your Grave 2 in 2013 to critical acclaim. Based on Meir Zarchi’s 1978 version, the franchise has gained the respect of both mainstream and genre critics. The New York Times called the first film “extremely efficient grindhouse,” while New York Magazine praised “Each killing is as protracted, humiliating, ingenious, gory and downright poetic as any I’ve seen, and I’ve seen it all.”

About CineTel Films
CineTel Films is one of the oldest independent film companies with over 30 years as an independent film producer and distributor. With over 150 films to its credit, CineTel has produced 17 films for the theatrical market including Where The Day Takes You with an all-star ensemble cast including Will Smith in his first feature role; A Rumor of Angels starring Vanessa Redgrave, Catherine McCormick and Ray Liotta; and Carried Away starring Dennis Hopper and Amy Irving. On the television movie front, CineTel is a consistent supplier of product to the SyFy Channel.

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015. Anchor Bay acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com."


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