Magnet Releasing has announced it will distribute the horror-thriller Playback. The studio has also released the first photo from the thriller, which you can take a look at below. You can read the full press release below this new photo of Christian Slater from Playback.

Playback Christian Slater Photo

The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today they have acquired US rights to Playback, a frightening horror film featuring Christian Slater, directed by Michael A. Nickles.

Magnet will release Playback through its Ultra VOD program in February, launching the film on all digital VOD platforms prior to its theatrical release in March.

While digging into their town's infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock a dark secret, unleashing an evil spirit that takes possession of its victims. In addition to Slater, the film stars Toby Hemingway, Johnny Pacar and Ambyr Childers.

"Playback is very scary and a lot of fun," said Magnolia/Magnet President Eamonn Bowles. "We think it will be a hit with horror fans."

The deal was negotiated for Magnet by SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley, Director of Acquisitions Peter Van Steemberg, and Head of Legal and Business Affairs Chris Matson with Nate Bolotin from Celluloid Nightmares.

Lawrence Robbins and John Michael Bennett produced Playback under their New York production banner, Bennett Robbins Productions. Bennett Robbins has previously Co-Executive produced MGM's The Betrayed starring Melissa George, and Co-Executive Produced the romantic comedy Coming and Going, directed by Edoardo Ponti and starring Rhys Darby and Rhys Darby that recently premiered on TNT.