“The Lair” by Neil Marshall acquired by RLJE Films and SHUDDER

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, and Shudder, AMC Networks’ horror, thriller and supernatural streaming service, have acquired North American rights to the horror film, THE DEN, with Shudder also securing the rights for the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Following its world premiere at FrightFest in August, RLJE Films will release THE DEN In theaters, on demand and digital October 28, 2022. Shudder will release the film in early 2023.

Written and directed by Neil Marshall (Lowering) and co-written by Charlotte Kirk (The jugement), THE DEN Kirk stars (ocean eight), Jonathan Howard (Thor: The Dark World) and Jamie Bamber (“Battlestar Galactica”).

“After making the scariest horror film of its decade, Lowering, Neil Marshall is back with another terrifying journey underground,” said Mark Ward, director of acquisitions for RLJE Films. “THE DEN once again proves that Neil Marshall is a true master of horror.

“We are thrilled to have the team at RLJE Films and Shudder join us in releasing THE TANIER. They are the perfect partner to bring this action horror film to audiences in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand,” said Arianne Fraser, CEO of Highland Film Group. “THE DEN delivers an edge-of-your-seat experience with terrifying creatures and delivers exhilarating thrills that audiences love!” added Delphine Perrier, COO of Highland Film Group.

In THE DENRoyal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair (Charlotte Kirk) is shot down over Afghanistan and finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons – half-human, half- aliens – are awakened.

THE DEN was produced by Rather Good Films Ltd and UK producer Daniel-Konrad Cooper with funding from Ashland Hill Media Finance, Ingenious and Trigger Films. Highland Film Group handles international sales of the film.

Ward and RLJE Films’ Jess De Leo brokered the deal with Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser on behalf of the filmmakers.

Recent and upcoming features from RLJE Films include writer/director Riley Stearns’ latest film, DUAL, starring Karen Gillan and Aaron Paul; David Oyelowo’s first film, The Water Man; director Amber Sealey’s intense No Man of God with Elijah Wood and Luke Kirby; and writer/director Camille Griffin’s apocalyptic holiday comedy-drama Silent Night, starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Roman Griffin Davis. us.rljentertainment.com

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection of genre entertainment, spanning horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s growing library of movies, TV series and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and in New Zealand. To experience Shudder without obligation for 7 days, visit www.shudder.com.

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