Gunpowder & Sky announced today it has acquired the US rights to Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s SXSW crowd-pleasing comedic thriller, Villains, from BRON Studios genre arm, The Realm.
Bill Skarsgård (Deadpool 2, IT) and Maika Monroe (It Follows, The Fifth Wave) star as a pair of amateur criminals who break into a suburban home where they stumble upon a dark secret that the two sadistic homeowners (Jeffrey Donovan (Sicario) and Kyra Sedgwick) will do anything to keep from getting out.
Villains was produced by Trevor White, Tim White and Allan Mandelbaum of Star Thrower Entertainment, and Garrick Dion of The Realm, the genre division of BRON Studios. The film marks the second collaboration between Gunpowder & Sky and The Realm. Executive producers are BRON’s Aaron L. Gilbert, Creative Wealth Media’s Jason Cloth, plus Kevin Turen, Chadd Harbold, and Per Melita.
Directors Dan Berk and Robert Olsen said, "Our brilliant cast and crew worked tirelessly to make this movie something special, and there's no better affirmation of that goal than finding a home at Gunpowder & Sky. They have a track record of putting out bold and audacious movies, and we're incredibly proud that Villains will land among that company."
Gunpowder & Sky is partnering with MoviePass Films on the release, which will happen this summer.