Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group announced that Apparition will release Scott Sanders' "Black Dynamite" in the U.S. on October 16, 2009. The announcement was made jointly today by SPWAG President Steve Bersch and Apparition's Bob Berney.
Directed and co-written by Sanders, the film stars Michael Jai White as Black Dynamite, a "gun-toting, nunchuck-wielding, ladies man willing to fight all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House." The cast also includes Tommy Davidson, Byron Minns, Arsenio Hall and Salli Richardson-Whitfield.
"We knew we had a clever and intelligent laugh-out-loud film when we bought 'Black Dynamite' in Sundance," Bersch said in a statement. "Since then, the film has enjoyed over-the-top receptions on the film festival circuit, and we couldn't be more excited to bring the film to the public."
"Scott Sanders has made a classic: a movie that audiences quote lines from walking out of the theatre," added Berney in a statement. "Michael Jai White gives a kick-ass, hilarious performance that shows true knowledge and love of the genre. This one is really fun to be a part of; I discover new laughs every time I see the film."
"Dynamite" made some considerable rounds across the festival circuit this year, winning the "Golden Space Needle" Audience Award at the Seattle International Film Festival and additionally screening at Sundance, Tribeca, Karlovy Vary, CineVegas, Toronto After Dark, The Miami Black Film Festival and The Black Harvest Film Festival.