Cleopatra Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to film festival darling GAME OF DEATH. Co-directed by Laurence “Baz” Morais-Legace and Sebastien Landry, the film was an official selection at STIGES, Frightfest, Fantasia Fest, SXSW and ultimately appeared in over 30 Festivals total worldwide, winning five awards in the process. Written by Morais-Legace, Landry and Edouard H. Bond and Philip Kalin-Hajdu, the film also stars Sam Earle, Victoria Diamond and Emelia Hellman.
In GAME OF DEATH, “kill or be killed” is the golden rule, which sucks for seven millennials who decide to play one sunny day. They quickly realize that if they don’t murder people, their heads will literally explode. Hence, they go on a killing spree, taking the lives of anyone they meet in their middle-of-nowhere town. The killer-instinct in each of them bubbles to the surface as the search for victims unravels into chaos. Divided, terrified and confronted with their own mortality, their drive to survive blurs with their desire to win the game.
The rights deal was brokered by Cleopatra Founder and CEO Brian Perera, Tim Yasui VP/GM of Cleopatra Entertainment, and by Catherine Quantschnigg from the Black Mandala Sales Agency on behalf of the filmmakers.
GAME OF DEATH will see a nationwide theatrical release in U.S. theaters this Spring, followed by a VOD and Home Entertainment DVD release just in time for the Summer holiday season.