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15 September 2010

Dark Sky to release Hammer's WAKE WOOD in North America

Wake Wood production still

Dark Sky Films - part of the MPI Media Group - has picked up the North American distribution rights for Hammer's Wake Wood.

Dark Sky plans to release Wake Wood theatrically in Spring 2011, followed by DVD and VOD (Video-On-Demand) releases.

The deal was announced at the start of the Toronto International Film Festival by MPI's Greg Newman, and Peter Naish of Exclusive Films International. Newman commented “A horror film that also stirs the heart is a rare combination, but Wake Wood is just that. Writer-director David Keating, co-writer Brendan McCarthy and their great cast have created a special movie that transcends genre.”

Wake Wood tells the story of vet Patrick and pharmacist Louise, still grieving the death of their only child Alice at the jaws of a crazed dog, who relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood where a local pagan ritual gives them three more precious days with her... but what will they do when it's time for their new daughter to go back?

Wake Wood stars Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle and Timothy Spall, and was filmed in Ireland. UK distribution is being handled by Vertigo Films.


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