It’s official! The Howling is reborn. One of the most admired horror franchises in screen history is about to run wild again and this time, it aims is to grab an even wider audience. Anchor Bay Films is proud to announce that it has acquired all rights for English speaking territories to the eagerly anticipated The Howling: Reborn, an all-new, totally original chapter written and directed by Joe Nimziki. The deal was announced today by Anchor Bay President, Bill Clark.
The legend of The Howling began more than 30 years ago, with the publication of Gary Brandner’s best-selling novel and the subsequent film adaptation written by Academy Award® nominated John Sayles (Lone Star, Spiderwick Chronicles) and directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, InnerSpace), the success of which ushered in a new screen era of werewolves. Before there was “Team Jacob,” there was Karen White and Nimziki’s reboot of The Howling saga is being described in industry circles as “Twilight with bite” with the deft mix of romance and action that audiences worldwide are craving.
“Genre films have always been special at Anchor Bay,” said Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. “Given our success with many of the classic franchises and their honored remakes, The Howling: Reborn is the perfect addition to our family.”
“It is Joe Nimziki’s drive, creative vision and execution that has taken this franchise to the next level,” commented Etchie Stroh, CEO of Moonstone Entertainment. “Joe, along with Joel have worked very hard to make sure the film reaches an even wider demographic while preserving the original storyline.”
The Howling: Reborn is currently in post-production.
The deal for The Howling: Reborn was negotiated by Bill Clark, Kevin Kasha, and Richard Turner for Anchor Bay Films, and Etchie Stroh for Moonstone Entertainment.
About Moonstone Entertainment
Established by Ernst “Etchie” Stroh and his wife Yael at the Cannes Film Festival of 1992, Moonstone Entertainment has become one of the world’s leading independent film producers and distributors, known for films of high quality and commercial success. A cornerstone to Moonstone’s achievements has been the close relationships Etchie enjoys with distributors worldwide, as well as his connections to respected filmmakers. In 1996, Moonstone Entertainment transformed from a sales agency into a production, financing and distribution company for theatrical-quality films with over 40 films in its library today.
About Anchor Bay Films
Anchor Bay Films is unique in that it offers the creative community a fully integrated distribution capability on all platforms and an international solution extending beyond the U.S. Anchor Bay Films is a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment and is on the ground providing quality distribution with operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, as well as distribution capabilities in other key territories. The company focuses on a platform release strategy for its films with an eye toward maximizing their potential across all ancillary distribution platforms. The company recently released the critically acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas. Upcoming releases include Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer and Vincent D’Onofrio, Meet Monica Velour with Kim Cattrall and Toronto International Film Festival award-winner Beautiful Boy with Michael Sheen and Maria Bello. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a subsidiary of Starz Media, LLC (www.starzmedia.com) which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group (NASDAQ: LSTZA).