The Lair: Neil Marshall creature feature gets October release date

Last year, we heard to Dog soldiers (buy it HERE) director Neil Marshall returned to “thorough horror and intense genre action” with a creature feature called The Lair. Now Deadline reports that RLJE Films has picked up the North American distribution rights to The Lairand they plan to give the film a theatrical, digital and VOD release on October 28Th. Gys is also entering the distribution campaign; The Lair will be available to watch on the Shudder streaming service in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand from early next year.

Written by Marshall and Charlotte Kirk (The accounts), The Lair follows

Sgt. Tom Hook, when he is assigned to lead a unit to find Lt. Kate Sinclair after the Royal Air Force fighter pilot was shot down in Afghanistan. Pursued by rebels, Sinclair has sought shelter in an abandoned bunker, where she inadvertently releases the Ravagers – a half-human-half-alien man-made biological weapon. Hook and his team, accompanied by a handful of British SAS troops, must save Sinclair from rebels and Ravagers before they overpower the area and threaten the entire world.

Kirk also stars in the film and is joined in the cast by Jonathan Howard (Thor: The Dark World) and Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica).

The Lair was produced by Daniel-Konrad Cooper of Rather Good Films Ltd. Marshall executive produced alongside Kirk, Joe Simpson, Phil Rymer, Simon Williams and Samantha Allwinton. Ingenious Media and Ashland Hill Media Finance financed the feature, while co-producers Jonathan Halperyn and Daniel Kresmery of Hero Squared provided production services in Hungary.

RLJE Films’ Chief Acquisitions Officer, Mark Ward, had this to say about the distribution deal:

After directing the scariest horror film of its decade, The descent, Neil Marshall is back with another terrifying ride underground. The Lair proving once again that Neil Marshall is a true master of horror.

RLJE Films negotiated the deal for The Lair with Arianne Fraser of Highland Film Group. Highlands COO Delphine Perrier says the film offers “an edge-of-your-seat experience with terrifying creatures and delivers thrilling thrills that audiences love!”

Are you looking forward to The Lair? Let us know by leaving a comment below. Dog soldiers is one of my favorite movies so I can’t wait to see this one.

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