Magnolia Pictures’ genre arm Magnet Releasing acquired USA distribution rights to Noel Clarke’s horror sci-fi film Storage 24, which was released in the UK earlier this year, and which got lots of coverage on S&A.
A quick recap; its synopsis reads:
London is in chaos. A military cargo plane has crashed leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware London is in lockdown, Charlie and Shelley accompanied by best friends Mark and Nikki are at Storage 24 dividing up their possessions after a recent break up. Suddenly, the power goes off. Trapped in a dark maze of endless corridors, a mystery predator is hunting them one by one. In a place designed to keep things in, how do you get out?
Clarke, who co-wrote the screenplay, stars in the film; he plays Charlie.
Rounding out the starring cast are Antonia Campbell-Hughes as Shelley, Colin O’Donoghue as Mark, and Laura Haddock as Nikki.
This is one of 3 films Clarke has released this year in the UK; the other 2 being a rom-com titled The Knot, and the sports drama Fast Girls.
Fast Girls can currently be found streaming on Netflix USA. The Knot was only recently released in UK theaters.
Magnolia/Magnet will release Storage 24 via its Ultra VOD program, meaning distribution via all VOD platforms (starting on December 6th), followed by a limited theatrical release on January 11, 2013.
Storage 24 (which has sold to several international territories) was directed by Johannes Roberts.
“Storage 24 will be a real delight for monster movie fans… It delivers scares in spades,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles.
USA audiences will find out on December 6th (VOD), or in January (theater).
It’ll be the first Noel Clarke-branded film to receive a theatrical release in the USA.
Here’s the brand-new US release trailer from Magnet, which I think is tighter than the US trailer: