Anchor Bay has just officially announced they will be once again joining forces with Cinetel Films in bringing us the sequel to the 2010 remake of ‘I Spit On Your Grave.’ You can read the full press release regarding the announcement after the jump.
Immediately below you can read the full press release detailing the announcement of ‘I Spit On Your Grave 2.’
ANCHOR BAY FILMS AND CINETEL FILMS
SET TO UNVEIL THE NEXT CHAPTER WITH
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2!
LOS ANGELES, CA – Anchor Bay Films has once again joined forces with CineTel Films to release the next chapter of the controversial I Spit On Your Grave film franchise. I Spit on Your Grave 2 wrapped production late last year with Steven R. Monroe directing. The film is expected to be released in fall 2013. Anchor Bay Entertainment President Bill Clark made today’s announcement.
“We had a great experience working with Lisa and Paul at CineTel on the 2010 remake,” commented Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions. “Both the fans and critics alike loved the film and we know that I Spit on Your Grave 2 will deliver.”
“We’re thrilled to continue our association with Anchor Bay for I Spit on Your Grave 2,” noted CineTel Films producer Lisa Hansen. “Anchor Bay was a true partner in their handling of the 2010 remake. We all knew that the die-hard fan base would be disappointed with anything less than the unrated version…the film had to be real, brutal, and honest. They walked that path lockstep with us and continue to do so as we shape the franchise.”
Anchor Bay Films released I Spit on Your Grave in 2010 to critical acclaim. Based on Meir Zarchi’s 1978 version, the film gained the respect of both mainstream and genre critics. The New York Times called it “extremely efficient grindhouse,” while New York Magazine’s David Edelstein extolled “Each killing is as protracted, humiliating, ingenious, gory and downright poetic as any I’ve seen, and I’ve seen it all.” Bloody-Disgusting’s Brad Miska said “The audience gasped, screamed and cheered as they watched Sarah Butler drop the axe on her assailants,” while Rue Morgue Magazine declared it “a cinematic bulldozer…it handily trumps the original in the ferocious revenge sequences.” I Spit on Your Grave 2 is a new chapter in the series.
About CineTel Films
CineTel Films is one of the oldest independent film companies with over 30 years as an independent film producer and distributor. With over 150 films to its credit, CineTel has produced 17 films for the theatrical market including Where The Day Takes You with an all-star ensemble cast including Will Smith in his first feature role; A Rumor of Angels starring Vanessa Redgrave, Catherine McCormick and Ray Liotta; and Carried Away starring Dennis Hopper and Amy Irving. On the television movie front, CineTel is a consistent supplier of product to the SyFy Channel.
About Anchor Bay Films
Anchor Bay Films is a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment and provides quality distribution with operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and offers distribution capabilities in other key territories. Anchor Bay Films uniquely offers the creative community a fully integrated distribution capability on all platforms and an international solution extending beyond the United States. The company focuses on a platform release strategy for its films with an eye toward maximizing their potential across all ancillary distribution platforms. Upcoming theatrical releases include Billy Bob Thornton’s Jayne Mansfield’s Car starring Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon and Ray Stevenson and No One Lives with Luke Evans. Films in its library include the recent theatrical release of Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison and genre favorite Ken Foree, 10 Years starring Channing Tatum and Rosario Dawson, the critically-acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas as well as Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken, Toronto Film Festival award-winner Beautiful Boy with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen and Cannes 2011 premiere Corman’s World. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.