Magazine article Screen International

RLJ Entertainment, AMC Networks' Shudder Partner on 'Mayhem'

Magazine article Screen International

RLJ Entertainment, AMC Networks' Shudder Partner on 'Mayhem'

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The action-thriller premiered at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

RLJ Entertainment and AMC Networks' Shudder streaming platform are partnering on the North American release of Joe Lynch's action-thriller Mayhem.

The deal was finalised in Cannes.

RLJE plans to release Mayhem in theatres and on demand later this year, with the Shudder streaming premiere slated for early 2018.

In Mayhem, an airborne virus infects the corporate tower of a major law firm on the day attorney Derek Saunders is wrongfully fired. The infection is capable of making people act out on their most erratic impulses and viral rage takes over. Trapped in the quarantined building, Saunders is forced to fearlessly fight for his job, his redemption and his life.

The film written by Matias Caruso stars Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Steven Brand and Dallas Roberts.

Avva Pictures Mehrdad Elie and Parisa Caviani produced, alongside Circle of Confusion's Lawrence Mattis and Matt Smith.

RLJE's Chief Acquisitions Officer Mark Ward said: "Joe Lynch's vision is captivating. He has the ability to take stories and elevate them with his unique insight and direction. …

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