Scott Cooper’s horror thriller “Antlers” is finally ready to trot.
The delayed searchlight picture release in the coronavirus epidemic will headline as the closing night film of the annual Beyond Fest. After that, it will continue with global genre festivals including Fantastic Fest, The Telluride Horror Show and Sitges Film Festival.
The tour will end on October 2 with the release on the domestic stage.
“I created‘ Antlers ’as a communal drama experience for movie lovers,” said director and co-author Cooper. “I can’t think of a more appropriate series of screenings to launch our film in front of a global audience – viewers whom I hope will share our apprehensions of ghost films with our daily fears and different perspectives on ancestral mythology.”
Cooper, whose accomplishments include “Hostiles” and “Crazy Heart”, directed the film by Guillermo del Toro, David S. Goer (“The Night House”) and Jay Miles Dale from the upcoming “Two Night Dream Alley”.
The film follows an isolated Oregon city where a middle school teacher (Kerry Russell) and his sheriff’s brother (Jesse Plemones) get involved with his mysterious student (Jeremy T. Thomas). The dark mystery of the boy can lead to a horrible encounter with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them.
Henry Chasson (“Servant”) and Nick Antoska (“The Act”) co-wrote the script with Cooper, based on Antosca’s short story “The Quiet Boy”. The film features a skilled craftsman, including painter Florian Hoffmister (“The Deep Blue Sea”), production designer Tim Grimes (“The Wrestler”), editor Dylan Tichener (“Brokeback Mountain”) and composer Javier Navarret (“Pans Labrinth”). ).
Russell and Plemones co-starring Academy Award nominees Graham Green (“Dances with Wolves”), Scott Hedge (“Jurassic World: Dominion”), Rory Cochrane (“Encounter”) and Oscar nominee Amy Madigan (“Twice a Lifetime”). . Chris Iyer, director of “Smoke Signals”, worked as a consultant for the film.
Beyond Fest founder Christian Parks said, “We know our viewers will travel to the heart of the monster for this artificial nail-cut. It’s a matter of pride for us and American cinematographers to welcome Scott again, as we’ve gone from ‘Crazy Heart’ to ‘Out of the Year’ year after year.” I have celebrated films of his genre till Furnace. “
The full “Antlers” rollout includes a “Fantastic Fest Presents” special screening with the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco and Austin on October 11; 1 Oct International premiere at the 54th Cities International Film Festival; October 17 is the closing night of the 12th annual Telluride Horror Show; And a special drive-in screening at the 57th Chicago International Film Festival on October 15th.