Anchor Bay Films announced today the pick up of Slasher Films' Nothing to Fear. Slasher Films is the new horror label conceived by legendary guitar hero Slash and the producing team of Rob Eric and Academy Award winning producer Michael Williams (Session 9, Transsiberian, The Fog of War). Nothing to Fear is the first film to be produced in the Slasher Films slate and is based on an actual town in Kansas, which, according to legend, is one of the seven gateways to Hell. The film will be directed by Anthony Leonardi III. Leonardi has been the lead creature artist and storyboard artist for such films as Constantine, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Rango and the upcoming 47 Ronin. His vision and tenacity have made him one of the most talked about new directors. Slash will be co-producing the score of the movie.
"Anchor Bay is thrilled to be working with the Slasher Films team," commented Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Anchor Bay Films. "We knew we wanted to work with Slash when he announced the formation of the label back in September at Toronto and after having read this script, we are even more excited. Anchor Bay Films is the perfect home for Nothing to Fear."
"The team that we've put together for Nothing to Fear is nothing short of excellent," added Slash. "Anthony Leonardi's vision of this story is exceptionally unnerving and dark. It will keep you totally engaged from the first second of the film to the last. It's guaranteed to scare the hell out of you."
"Slash is one of the biggest music icons in the world," remarked Josh Thomashow, Director of Acquisitions for Anchor Bay Films. "Anchor Bay is so proud to be a part of the brand that makes him an icon in the horror world as well."
Nothing to Fear is about a family whose journey towards a better life in a small town is savagely derailed by a charismatic but emotionally conflicted man of the cloth.
Stemming from folklore surrounding the actual town of Stull, Kansas, generations of residents and outsiders alike have proclaimed Stull to be one of the seven known gateways to Hell, where once a year, the Devil will rise from the town's modest graveyard to walk the Earth. For decades, television, music, movies, and more have cautiously addressed the town; its horror is so infamous, even Pope John Paul II refused to fly over its grounds. Nothing to Fear finally pulls the folklore to the forefront and reveals the unsettling fact and fiction rumbling beneath the surface.
The deal was negotiated by Josh Thomashow on behalf of Anchor Bay and by Executive Producers Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield of Movie Package Co., and Jackie Eckhouse of Sloss Eckhouse LawCo on behalf of Slasher Films. Content Media Corp. is currently handling international sales for the picture.