Relativity Studios Post Bankruptcy Forecast:

Relativity Studios will exercise efforts to climb out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The crippled studio established a reorganization plan, consisting of releasing seven films over an eighteen months period. Its first release is D. J Caruso’s “The Disappointments Room”,  a Thriller starring Kate Beckinsale and is scheduled to hit theaters on the 25th of March 2016. The film is about:

a woman who moves into a new house with her 5-year-old son only to discover a secret room within the attic where unimaginable horrors are accidentally unlocked.

Initially slated for a 2015 release, Mike Flanagan’s psychological thriller “Before I Wake” will finally be released on the 8th of April 2016. The film stars; Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane . The synopsis to the film “Before I Wake” reads as follows: 

A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams – and nightmares – manifest physically as he sleeps.

Financially, Relativity Studios is positioned with $60 million in debt, $100 million in new equity and a $250 million loan.

Productions in (Re)Development Pipeline

However,  Relativity Studios has yet to issue the most anticipating news to date, the reboot to “The Crow”.  Since inception the project has faced numerous set backs including losing its leading man not once, not twice but three times. Bradley CooperLuke Evans, and Jack Huston  were candidates to re-envision the role immortalized by the late Brandon Lee

On the other hand, confirmed for theatrical release on the 2nd of December 2016, is the sequel a 2008 sleeper hit. The film in question is none other than; Bryan Bertino’s “The Strangers”. Grossing $82 million worldwide,”The Strangers” was bound to spawn a sequel, but unfortunately the concept never came into fruition…until now.

Back in January 2015 Relativity Studios (pre-bankruptcy) was moving forward with “The Strangers 2” and was in negotiations with Marcel Langenegger to direct based off the screenplay by Ben Ketai. Expect to see news updates circulating on this much anticipated horror film.  Especially if Marcel Langenegger will indeed be directing, and the overall concept will mirror closely with the 2008 release.

Initially, the synopsis to “The Strangers 2” was as follows:

 A family preparing to send their troubled teen daughter off to boarding school. They decide to take one last family trip to a mobile home park run by the girl’s uncle. The family’s vacation turns into a nightmare when the teenage kids arrive to discover the dead bodies of their aunt and uncle. Worse, it seems The Strangers — a trio of killers known only as Man in the Mask, Pinup Girl, and Dollface — are still around and eager to play with the rest of the family.

 

 

Sources:

  • Comingsoon
  • Deadline
  • Slashfilm
  • The Wrap

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