LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2014 – Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to the highly anticipated fantasy filmDIGGING UP THE MARROW. Starring, written and directed by Adam Green and inspired by the artwork of artist Alex Pardee, the film stars Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, X-Men First Class), Will Barratt (Frozen), and a roster full of horror genre favorites and iconic artists all appearing as themselves. Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for the Image brands made the announcement today.
“We’ve had a long, productive working relationship with Adam Green and we are extremely excited to continue to work with him on this film,” said Ward. “Adam brings an uncanny point-of-view to filmmaking and DIGGING UP THE MARROW is one that fans of genre films will certainly rally around.”
When filmmaker Adam Green receives a package from a strange man (Ray Wise) claiming he can prove that monsters exist, he and his crew are taken on a mysterious, fantastical, and terrifying journey into the shadows deep down under the ground below our feet. DIGGING UP THE MARROW is a documentary-style film that blends reality with fantasy in a way that will leave even the most hardcore skeptics believing in the existence of monsters.
“DIGGING UP THE MARROW is the result of an incredibly rewarding four-year creative collaboration,” said Green. “It’s a very unique film that doesn’t neatly fit into any specific sub-genre that has come before it. We’ve been thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response that MARROW has received at early screenings.”
The monsters in the film are vividly brought to life by visionary American Artist and Trans-Media-Artistry Pioneer, Alex Pardee. Pardee has showcased his fine art in galleries around the world; acted as an art director for numerous bands (including ‘The Used’ and I’n Flames’); worked with film directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright on art-based-marketing campaigns; and provided extensive artwork for director Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch. In 2007, Alex co-founded “ZEROFRIENDS,” an art and apparel company that he is currently the Creative Director of.
Under Green’s ArieScope Pictures, the film was produced by Cory Neal and was financed by Neal and Andrew Mysko’s Hacienda Film Co.
Kaleidoscope Film Distribution is handling international sales outside of North America, and will be premiering the feature at AFM.
Go trick or treating in our BUY STUFF store and take advantage of our Halloween sale where you can save 10% on everything in stock by entering the promo code “halloween” at check-out! (Note: The promo code is case sensitive so be sure and use all lower case letters!) Even better, we’re showing the ladies the love this Halloween with slashed, blow-out prices on women’s HOLLISTON NATION shirts, HATCHET ARMY shirts, and more! Get shopping quickly right here as once the clock strikes midnight on Halloween Night… this sale is over.
Adam Green & Laura Ortiz in the new ArieScope “Halloween / Jack Chop” T-shirts
Filmmaker Paul Solet (GRACE, HOLLISTON, DARK SUMMER, JACK CHOP) joins Adam and Joe on this week’s new MOVIE CRYPT podcast to discuss the craft of making short films. Laugh, learn, and carve a fahkin’ pumpkin right here.
Storytelling genius Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHT, CRIMINAL MACABRE) is one of the biggest success stories in the highly competitive world of comic book writing and he has also branched out into writing for television (FEAR ITSELF – directed by Darren Lynn Bousman), video games (FEAR 3 – with John Carpenter) and of course the major motion picture version of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT. On this incredible episode he absolutely throws down with honesty about his difficult life path and all of the personal challenges he has endured, survived, and overcome to go from a 12-year-old punk rock kid to a major industry success story. Messed up childhood? Check. Drug addiction? Check. Heap loads of ambition and hard work to steer the course and make things happen for himself no matter what? CHECK. Absolutely nothing is off limits in this brutally honest and real conversation that you can listen to on iTunes or right here.
It’s Columbus Day in the USA which means that today ArieScope Pictures turns 16 years old! Celebrate with us by watching your favorite ArieScope film at home today and wish us a “Happy Birthday” by buying something in our BUY STUFF store here!
COFFEE & DONUTS premiere – 1999. (Actor Steve DeWitt, Will Barratt, and Adam Green)
Our 16th annual Halloween Short Film has been delivered by the Great Pumpkin. Watch “Happy Halloween” with Shawn Ashmore (THE FOLLOWING, X-MEN, FROZEN) and Brea Grant (HEROES, DEXTER) now in our SHORTS section here.
Producers Chris Moore (GOOD WILL HUNTING, PROJECT GREENLIGHT, AMERICAN PIE) and Josh Shader (AMERICAN PIE, THINK TANK) sit down with Adam and Joe to discuss their careers, the craft of producing, and their new Starz TV series THE CHAIR, a groundbreaking experiment that follows the experiences of two different filmmakers making feature films from the exact same script now airing. From Moore meeting Matt Damon while in college at Harvard University and struggling for years to get GOOD WILL HUNTING made, to Shader making such an impression on the AMERICAN PIE producers as writer/director Adam Herz’s assistant that he quickly worked his way up to producer status on the sequels, to the 3 season/3 movie experience that was Project Greenlight, to the painful truth that even after producing enormous worldwide and Academy Award-winning hits it is still no easier to get a movie made in Hollywood, to the reality of today’s new “YouTube Celebrity” generation, to some of the absolute greatest advice given to up and coming filmmakers yet, to some very personal and heartfelt words about working with the late Robin Williams…this is yet another extremely candid and honest episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT fit for inclusion in even the best film school’s program. “How about them apples?” Listen here.
Just in time for Halloween we’ve released a bunch of all new wicked awesome merchandise in our BUY STUFF store! There’s a totally metal HOLLISTON “Dyver Down” concert shirt, a special fahkin’ ArieScope “Halloween / Jack Chop” shirt, an Arwen approved “Movie Crypt” shirt, poster re-prints of two of “Laura’s” fan-favorite paintings on HOLLISTON, extremely rare DIGGING UP THE MARROW variant posters, and more! As always, all of these items will go fast and sell out before you know it, so place your order (or pre-order) quickly and make sure that you are “the baddest dude in Revere” this Halloween as purchases will start shipping in mid-October. Remember, our on-line store is a boutique shop (we’re a film and television production company not a clothing company) which is why everything you buy from us is always top quality, very special, and very rare. You can’t find these items at just any old retail store or convention booth, so get yours here and stand out from the crowd by being the unique fans that we love! We hope that the Great Pumpkin brings you and yours the best Halloween presents ever and that you find exclusive ArieScope Pictures merchandise when you look under your Halloween Tree this year.
So much great new merchandise in our BUY STUFF store… it’s scary!
On the 69th episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT podcast, film critic and screenwriter Drew McWeeny (Ain’t It Cool News, HitFix, MASTERS OF HORROR, FEAR ITSELF) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career in entertainment, from film critic to working screenwriter who has to deal with critics. While so many filmmakers who have come on the podcast have addressed dealing with critics throughout their career, this episode brings you the opportunity to not only hear directly from one of the loudest and most defined voices in film criticism but also from someone who is truly both one of “us” and one of “them.” Listen on iTunes or here on Geek Nation. A new episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT posts every Monday at 10am PST.
Ben Rock (production designer on THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and director of ALIEN RAIDERS) joins Adam Green and Joe Lynch on this week’s all new Movie Crypt podcast to discuss his experience being part of one of the most successful films of all time and the road to paving his own way as a feature film director in the wake of THE BLAIR WITCH phenomenon. Grab your stick men, don’t lose your map, and stand facing the corner while you listen along on iTunes or right here.