Less than two weeks after V/H/S/ Viral was announced, the first trailer has debuted, with Magnet Releasing acquiring the horror anthology for distribution while at the Cannes Film Festival, with a fall release planned. In addition, we have the first poster and a new photo, along with the full press release from Magnet Releasing.
The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they have acquired US rights to V/H/S/ Viral, the third installment of the popular horror anthology series. V/H/S/ Viral features segments from directors Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial), Marcel Sarmiento (The ABCs of Death segment 'D is for Dogfight), Gregg Bishop (The Birds of Anger), Justin Benson (Wrecked) and Todd Lincoln (The Apparition). Gary Binkow and Brad Miska produced for Collective Digital Studio and Bloody Disgusting, marking the third collaboration with Magnet on the V/H/S/ films.
V/H/S/ Viral's segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ritual, and a sinister, shadowy organization that is tracking a serial killer. The segments are tied together by the story of a group of fame-obsessed teens following a violent car chase in LA that unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.
Here's what Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles had to say in a statement.
"V/H/S/ Viral has the strength of its predecessors and continues to break new ground in the genre. "This installment features terrific work from some very talented genre filmmakers."
Producer Gary Binkow also released his own statement.
"We're really excited for audiences to experience the evolution of the VHS brand - and the evolution of male monster genitalia."
The deal was negotiated by Magnet SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley with Gary Binkow of Collective Digital Studio. Magnet is eyeing a fall release.