Magazine article Screen International

Maggie Q Thriller 'Slumber' Scores US Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Maggie Q Thriller 'Slumber' Scores US Deal

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EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment inks deal with Goldcrest.

Vertical Entertainment has acquired all US rights to supernatural thriller Slumber, starring Maggie Q (Divergent).

Director Jonathan Hopkins' movie is being lined up for a theatrical release in the US in Q4, 2017.

Richard Hobley and Hopkins' screenplay charts the story of Alice (Maggie Q), a rationally minded sleep doctor, who is forced to abandon scientific reason and accept a family is being terrorised by a parasitic demon which paralyses victims as they sleep.

The film is produced by The Tea Shop & Film Company's Mark Lane and James Harris and by Pascal Degove for Goldcrest Films, which handles sales on the project.

Vertical's 2016 releases included Other People and Under The Shadow. …

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