Nearly thirty years after an extraterrestrial encounter, Carl Merryweather hopes to prove skeptics wrong by reuniting with the life form in The Blair Witch Project co-writer/director Daniel Myrick's Skyman.
Deadline lets us know that Gravitas Ventures has acquired the film and will be releasing it in drive-in theaters beginning June 30th and on demand the following week.
"Skyman begins its story in 1987. Just days after his 10th birthday, Carl Merryweather rocked the local news community when he claimed he was visited by an extraterrestrial life form. Despite other alleged sightings reported that same evening, skeptical authorities shrugged off the claims. Now, almost three obsessive decades later, Carl (played as an adult by Michael Selle) is set on a mission to reunite with the being he calls “the Skyman” to not only prove the skeptics wrong but also ultimately find his own true sense of purpose."
Jacob Sandler,,Willow Hale and,Patricia Lentz also star.
"I grew up in an era where the talk of UFO’s, Bigfoot and the ‘Devil’s Triangle’ were all the rage and was inspired by the personal experiences from so many people not unlike Carl Merryweather," said Myrick. "Whether you believe in the legitimacy of these accounts or not, they reveal a deeper human truth that I find quite compelling and speak to the notion that so many of us are searching for something greater than ourselves – and I’m excited to finally bring a little bit of that mystery to the big screen."
Check out the film's trailer and poster below.