Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to James Kermack’s action thriller Knuckledust, which has been set for a VOD release on December 11th, 2020.
In the film, "Police discover an elite fight club where they find seven underground levels, filled with the dead bodies of fighters from around the world. Only one man is found left alive. The task force has to work out if he’s a mass murderer or the lone survivor?"
Knuckledust stars Moe Dunford ("Vikings"), Kate Dickie (The Witch), Camille Rowe (Now Is Everything), Phil Davis (Face), Alex Ferns ("Chernobyl"), Olivier Richters (Black Widow), Jaime Winstone (Tomb Raider), Gethin Anthony ("Game of Thrones") and Sebastien Foucan (Casino Royale).
"Knuckledust is set in a hyper stylized version of the world we live in, fusing neon dreams with bone breaking claret soaked fights, a graphic novel come to life. We have a brilliant international cast and I’m so excited to finally share this wild universe with the world," said Kermack
Both leads actors felt the script was for them immediately, with Dunford describing the film as "completely bonkers and unlike anything I had ever read," whilst Dickie felt it was "a headfuck in the best possible way."
Knuckledust was written and directed by Kermack.
The film is a co-production between Julien Loeffler at Featuristic Films and Laurent Fumeron, Daniel Goroshko and Rodolphe Sanze at The Project; executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Nils Rebehn, James Barton-Steel, Reinhard Besser, Walter Mair, Prakash Gurbaxani, Rohan Gurbaxani, Matthew Bradley, Ron Bradley, and Sharunya Varriale.
Check out the trailer and poster art below.