Following its well-received world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, The Lodge has been acquired by NEON.
According to Variety, NEON acquired the distribution rights to The Lodge, with a theatrical release being planned for sometime this year. An exact release date is not yet known, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are announced.
The Lodge is the anticipated latest film from Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, the filmmakers behind 2014's Goodnight Mommy. A movie from FilmNation and Hammer Films, The Lodge stars Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh, Alicia Silverstone, Richard Armitage, and Daniel Keough.
Synopsis (via Sundance): "Devoted to their devastated mother, siblings Aidan and Mia resent Grace, the younger woman their newly separated father plans to marry. They flatly reject Grace’s attempts to bond, and they dig up dirt on her tragic past—but soon they find themselves trapped with her, snowed in in a remote holiday village after their dad heads back to the city for work. Just as relations begin to thaw, strange and frightening events threaten to unearth psychological demons from Grace’s strictly religious childhood."
Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson is covering Sundance live in Park City (check here to catch up on all of our coverage). Here are her initial thoughts on The Lodge:
If you thought the filmmakers behind GOODNIGHT MOMMY would hold back on their follow-up effort, you would be wrong. Very very wrong. THE LODGE was a big ol’ gut-punch & an unnerving way to finish off my 1st night. And I wouldn’t have it any other way either. ? #Sundance
— Heather Wixson (@thehorrorchick) January 26, 2019