VOLTAGE PICTURES ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE SALES ON HORROR FEATURE “APPARITION” STARRING MENA SUVARI AND KEVIN POLLAK
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 2, 2018) — Voltage Pictures will launch worldwide sales on director Waymon Boone’s (My Daddy’s in Heaven) new horror feature Apparition starring BAFTA nominee Mena Suvari (The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, American Beauty), Kevin Pollak (The Front Runner, The Usual Suspects) and newcomer Annalisa Cochrane (YouTube Premium’s “Cobra Kai”) at the American Film Market. The script is written by Mark S. Allen, Howard Burd, Waymon Boone and Rob Rose (Stretch).
The feature, currently in post-production, is produced by Howard Burd (Mother’s Day, Criminal Activities) and Mark S. Allen (Ballbuster, Notorious Nick) whose projects have won multiple Emmy Awards. Babacar Diene, Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Voltage Pictures sourced the project and negotiated the deal with Tiffany Boyle of Ramo Law.
Apparition follows a group of young people who are guided by an APP that connects living with the dead. They find themselves at an abandoned castle, a place with a horrific history tied to each of them, for reasons they’ll soon discover.
“Elevated horrors like Apparition are yielding huge returns at the box-office, so we’re thrilled to bring this project to our buyers as part of our robust and diverse AFM slate,” said Alexandra Cocean, Executive Vice President of International Sales at Voltage Pictures. “Waymon Boone masterfully leads the fiercely talented Mena Suvari and Kevin Pollak through this terrifying and hugely satisfying horror gem.”
BAFTA nominated actress Mena Suvari’s credits include Sam Mendes’ five-time Academy Award-winning American Beauty, cult-classic coming of age comedy American Pie and Voltage Pictures’ upcoming biopic The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson. In addition to her feature work, Suvari also appears in some of television’s biggest series including FX’s American Horror Story and the Paramount Network’s American Woman.
American actor Kevin Pollak is known for his roles in the two-time Academy Award-winning film The Usual Suspects opposite Benicio Del Toro, Gabriel Byrne and Stephen Baldwin, Rob Reiner’s four-time Academy Award-nominated A Few Good Men opposite Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore and The Front Runner opposite Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga and J.K. Simmons. Pollak can currently be seen in Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”.
ABOUT VOLTAGE PICTURES
Voltage Pictures, established in 2005, is a privately held, film and television production, financing and sales entity. Voltage has won six Academy Awards including Best Picture for The Hurt Locker, and three Academy Awards for Dallas Buyers Club. Voltage recently completed the drama The Professor and the Madman starring Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer, and Steve Coogan and in post-production is the thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron, Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Kaya Scodelario, and Jim Parsons.
The company is currently in production on Eve directed by Tate Taylor and starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich, Common, Geena Davis and Joan Chen. It recently completed production on Then Came Youstarring Maisie Williams, Asa Butterfield, and Nina Dobrev as well as Welcome Home starring Aaron Paul and Emily Ratajkowski which are set to be released in Fall 2018. Voltage’s recent releases include I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams and Emily Ratajkowski, which has grossed $96m in worldwide box office; All Eyez on Me, one of the highest-grossing independent films of 2017 via Lionsgate / Summit Releasing; Taylor Sheridan’s critically acclaimed Wind River with Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen.
On the company’s current sales slate is Her Smell, starring Elisabeth Moss, Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne and Dan Stevens, After, based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Anna Todd, and the Toronto International Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize winner Skin starring Jamie Bell.