Richard Stanley's (Hardware, Dust Devil) highly-anticipated horror sci-fi film Color Out of Space will have its World Premiere tomorrow night at Midnight Madness during this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and we've now learned that RLJE Films has acquired US rights to the film in a "low-mid seven figure deal."
Color Out of Space is based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft. After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farmstead, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare.
"We’re beyond excited to be reteaming with SpectreVision and XYZ Films for Color Out of Space," said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer for RLJE Films. "Nicolas Cage unleashes another memorable performance – an incredible follow up off the heels of Mandy."
The film also stars Joely Richardson ("The Rook", "Nip/Tuck"), Madeleine Arthur ("Snowpiercer"), Brendan Meyer ("The OA"), Julian Hilliard ("The Haunting of Hill House"), Elliot Knight ("How to Get Away with Murder"), with Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World) and Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong).
Color Out of Space marks Stanley's return to the Midnight Madness lineup after 29 years. He co-wrote the screenplay with Scarlett Amaris (The Theatre Bizarre).
The film financed by Ace Pictures and produced by SpectreVision. Producers include Daniel Noah, Lisa Whalen, Elijah Wood and Josh C. Waller, while executive producers are Johnny Chang, Peter Wong, Timur Bekbosunov, Emma Lee, Stacy Jorgensen, Elisa Lleras and Michael M. McGuire. XYZ Films is handling international sales on the film.
The deal was negotiated by Mark Ward and Jess DeLeo from RLJE Films and Nate Bolotin from XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
Color Out of Space is scheduled to screen on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. at Ryerson Theater.