After Dark Films And Dark Castle Home Entertainment Announce AFTER DARK ACTION – Opens Theatrically & VOD May 11
New Franchise of Five Original Action Films Features International Action Stars
Jean Claude Van Damme, Jim Caviezel, Cung Le, Dolph Lundgren,
Christian Slater & Peter Weller
Dark Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films will debut the new action movie franchise AFTER DARK ACTION, it was announced today by Courtney Solomon, After Dark Films President and CEO. The first generation of AFTER DARK ACTION movies includes five original, adrenaline-pumping films starring international stars such as Jean Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Weller, Jim Caviezel, Cung Le and Christian Slater. AFTER DARK ACTION will showcase the movies theatrically as a commercial film festival in markets nationwide and on VOD on May 11. “After many years with the HORRORFEST ‘8 FILMS TO DIE FOR’ and AFTER DARK ORIGINALS brands, we are excited to expand into the action film arena,” says Solomon. “Our mission is to create innovative, first-rate entertainment for action lovers everywhere.”
AFTER DARK ACTION combines the talents of Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films for a series of high quality, high-octane action pictures. “Helping Courtney and After Dark put these films together has been a great experience,” Silver says. “The audience is in for a treat.”
The first installment of AFTER DARK ACTION includes:
Transit – Starring Jim Caviezel, James Frain, Elizabeth Rohm, Harold Perrineau and Sterling Knight; and directed by Antonio Negret and written by Michael Gilvary
Dragon Eyes – Starring Jean Claude Van Damme, Cung Le and Peter Weller; and directed by John Hyams and written by Tim Tori
Philly Kid – Starring Neal McDonough, Devon Sawa and Wes Chatham; and directed by Jason Connery and written by Adam Mervis
Stash House — Starring Dolph Lundgren, Sean Faris, Briana Evigan and Jon Huertas; and directed by Eduardo Rodriguez and written by Gary Spinelli
El Gringo — Starring Christian Slater, Scott Adkins and Yvette Yates, directed by Eduardo Rodriguez and written by Jonathan W. Stokes
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About After Dark Films:
After Dark Films, an Independent motion picture studio, was formed in 2006 by director/filmmaker Courtney Solomon and Hong Kong based real estate magnate Allan Zeman. After Dark Films’ first motion picture film release was An American Haunting (2006) starring Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland. Co-founder and CEO Courtney Solomon wrote, produced, and directed this film under the newly formed After Dark Films banner.
After the release of An American Haunting, partners Solomon and Zeman formed a multiyear marketing and distribution deal for Horrorfest “8 Films To Die For®” between After Dark Films and Lionsgate Entertainment, with After Dark handling theatrical marketing & releases and Lionsgate handling the distribution of all ancillary forms of media (Home Video, Pay TV, Pay Per View). After Dark Films released Horrorfest 4 in theaters on January 29, 2010.
Building on the success of Horrorfest, After Dark released the first 8 originally produced horror films in January 2011 under the moniker After Dark Originals. Its second slate of 8 more originally produced films, After Dark Originals 2 is currently in production.
About Dark Castle Home Entertainment:
Dark Castle Entertainment was launched in 1999 by producer Joel Silver (“Lethal Weapon,” “Die Hard,” “The Matrix”) and Robert Zemeckis (“Castaway,” “Back to the Future”). One of the most prolific and successful producers in the history of motion pictures, Silver has produced a catalog of over 60 films, which have earned a combined gross of $13.5 billion worldwide from all sources.
With Dark Castle, Silver expanded his production prowess into the horror market and began with a string of hit films starting with the record-breaking 1999 opening of “House on Haunted Hill,” followed by “Thir13en Ghosts” in 2001, “Ghost Ship” in 2002, “Gothika” in 2003 and “House of Wax” in 2005.
Dark Castle Home Entertainment was created in 2007 to produce original horror films and sequels to Dark Castle pictures that would be released directly to the home market. Some of the movies include “Return to House on Haunted Hill” starring Jeffrey Combs and Amanda Righetti, and “The Hills Run Red,” starring Sophie Monk.