Zombie’s The Lords of Salem Still in Distribution Negotiations
This past Monday night was the Toronto International Film Festival premier of Rob Zombie’s much-anticipated THE LORDS OF SALEM. Going into the screening there seemed to be a feeding frenzy of distributors duking it out over the project (see my article here). And now, according to deadline.com, no distribution deal has been made yet, by Anchor Bay is still in the lead.
Anchor Bay has a deal in place for the Rob Zombie-directed TheLords Of Salem … the deal is in the $1.5 million minimum guarantee range after that distributor had gone up against Image and Millennium Entertainment for the fright film … the deal fell into place shortly after the premiere screening …
That deal was made with the provision that if a studio came along with a pre-negotiated bigger offer at a higher price point, the film’s brokers could take it. It’s believed Open Road and Lionsgate are possibles here, and the witching hour on that alternative scenario is Friday. Either way it’s a healthy deal for a scary film that played through the roof in its midnight debut
As it says above, the winners here sound like all us Rob Zombie fans!! Hopefully we’ll be seeing THE LORDS OF SALEM before the end of the year, although I’m guessing this one won’t drop before next year.
Stay tuned and …