CULVER CITY, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment's online video network, announced today that it has licensed worldwide distribution rights to the acclaimed international suspense series, "Urban Wolf." The first of the 15 episodes, each 4 minutes long, will debut Thursday, May 13 on Crackle.com, with new episodes airing through May 27.
"We licensed the rights to this project knowing the series would be a key piece of our schedule," said Lisa Dubbe-Herbert, vice president, programming, Crackle. "This suspenseful thriller addresses a timely issue and keeps you guessing until the very end. Its high production value and cinematic approach falls in line with what our viewers want."
Filmed entirely on location in Paris, France, "Urban Wolf" stars Vincent Sze (a noted actor from the Hong Kong cinema scene) as a former MIT student who travels to Paris for a job interview. Walking the streets of the city, he begins to notice the numerous surveillance cameras that seemingly follow his every movement. What begins as a simple case of paranoia quickly escalates to full-blown fear as the sinister forces behind the cameras and technology emerge to relentlessly pursue the innocent American, testing his survival instincts.
eGuiders said, "Flagged as a 'dark horse' by this year's ComicCon bloggers, 'Urban Wolf' may become the first successful international thriller webs series." In addition, "Urban Wolf" was named Best Drama in the web series category of the 2009 Independent Television (ITV) Festival, and was also an official selection of the 2009 American Film Institute DigiFest. The series also had a well-received screening at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con.
"Urban Wolf" is written, produced and directed by Laurent Touil Tartour. The music is by Thierry Caroubi. The series is produced by Napoleon Premiere.
Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures' vast library of television series and feature films. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today, offering audience's quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music and reality. Crackle reaches a global audience through its impressive online and mobile distribution network.
SOURCE Sony Pictures Entertainment