Made for a mere $7,000, From Dusk Till Dawn and Planet Terror director Robert Rodriguez returned to his low-budget roots with the sci-fi horror film Red 11, and today we've learned its headed our way this year!
Deadline reports that Tubi has snagged the exclusive streaming rights to Red 11, and it’s expected to arrive on the streaming service in the U.S., Canada and Mexico this Summer.
His companion docuseries "The Robert Rodriguez Film School" has also found its exclusive home on Tubi.
Adapted from a script written 25 years ago, Red 11 is based on Rodriguez’s experiences in a medical research facility to finance his first feature El Mariachi and is set in the dark, twisted world of legal drug research.
In the film, "College kids turn lab rats to make quick money. The film’s protagonist Rob (who is assigned the color and number Red 11), is trying to buy his way out of a huge debt to the tune of $7K. But things get surreal when he’s not sure if the hospital is really trying to kill him, or if it’s side effects from the experimental drugs.
"I’m thrilled to be partnering with Tubi to deliver Red 11 and its accompanying Film School docuseries free of charge and easily accessible to all audiences," said Rodriguez. "I made both Red 11 and the Film School series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of El Mariachi, and this project shows truly actionable methods using my no crew, micro budget filmmaking style that will inspire others to make their own films and have their voices be heard. These are both dream projects of mine, an entertaining culmination of ideas and ruminations on the creative process that also highlight the heightened sense of spirituality that comes from dancing with creativity when there is an absence of the usual financial resources. In other words, 'low budget fun.'"
Rodriguez co-wrote the film with his son Racer. The film stars Roby Attal, Lauren Hatfield and Carlos Gallardo.