NEW YORK, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Films is proud to announce
that "Feast," the highly anticipated horror movie whose inception and
production was made possible and documented by the third season of the hit
show "Project Greenlight" on the Bravo network, will hit theatres
nationwide for special late night showings beginning on September 22 and
23, 2006. The special run will be followed by the DVD launch of "Feast" on
October 17, 2006.
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Directed by "Project Greenlight" winner and first time filmmaker John
Gulager, "Feast" is the terrifying tale of a motley crew of strangers who
find themselves trapped in an isolated tavern and must band together in a
battle for survival against a family of flesh-hungry creatures. The
ensemble cast includes Balthazar Getty ("Alias"), Henry Rollins (IFC's "The
Henry Rollins Show"), Navi Rawat ("The O.C.," "Numb3rs"), Josh Zuckerman
("Surviving Christmas"), Judah Friedlander (MTV2's hit show "Wonder
Showzen"), Jason Mewes ("Clerks II"), Jenny Wade ("Rumor Has It") and
Krista Allen (HBO's "Unscripted").
"Feast" will make its world premiere on September 12, 2006 at the Palms
Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
"We are thrilled to be able to bring this film -- an incredible
accomplishment for a first time filmmaker -- to audiences everywhere,"
stated Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company and founder of
Dimension Films, which backed the production of FEAST.
John Gulager, the contest winner who was tapped to direct his first
feature film for Project Greenlight said, "This is a dream come true --
making a movie. And then it's a movie like FEAST! Monsters, chicks,
explosions, blood, a studio film, a real budget...I mean...come on! It's a
really fun film that will surprise a lot of people and shock some."
"We are proud to be part of a process that discovers, develops and
provides opportunity for talented writers and filmmakers to work alongside
entertainment luminaries like Wes Craven and have the opportunity to share
their vision with audiences. 'Project Greenlight' continues to leverage the
power of various media platforms to discover new talent as well as create a
community that has a vested interest in seeing the final results," stated
Larry Tanz, CEO LivePlanet.
"We are thrilled to have FEAST open theatrically," noted Maloof Motion
Pictures Chairman/CEO Phil Maloof. "After a successful run on the festival
circuit, FEAST has become a highly anticipated project amongst fans of the
horror genre and we look forward to having it seen by moviegoers across the
"Feast" was written by "Project Greenlight" winners Marcus Dunstan and
Patrick Melton, and was produced by Michael Leahy and Joel Soisson, and
Larry Tanz, Marc Joubert and Andrew Jameson, executive produced by Ben
Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Wes Craven, Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof,
Phil Maloof, George Maloof, Adrienne Maloof and Colleen Maloof. Dimension
Films presents "Feast" in association with Maloof Motion Pictures in
association with Neo Art & Logic and is a Live Planet Production.
For many behind the scenes secrets, be sure to check out the September
cover of Fangoria Magazine.
ABOUT PROJECT GREENLIGHT -- SEASON 3
Much like the second contest, PGL 3 sought both a screenwriter and a
director through two concurrent contests. The writers submitted a feature
length screenplay online. The screenplay contestants were narrowed to a Top
1000 based on the results of an online peer review round. The scripts were
then read offline by third-party reviewers hired by Project Greenlight and
narrowed to a Top 100. The Top 100 were read and rated by the Review Panel
which included Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore and Wes Craven. The Top
5 were then named, given extensive script notes from the Panel and asked to
revise their screenplays based on these notes. The scripts were re-read by
the panel members and the Top 3 Finalists were named and flown to out to
Hollywood for two days of meetings with the Director Finalists and the
The directors were asked to send in a three-minute scene of their
choosing. The scenes were reviewed by third-party viewers hired by Project
Greenlight. The Top 250 were named and asked to submit a 3-minute bio
video. The field was then narrowed to the Top 50 directors and their scene
submissions and bio videos were reviewed by the Review Panel. At this point
we were down to the Top 10 Directors. Each Top 10 Director was given an
identical scene assignment which challenged the contestants to be creative,
while still following all the assignment parameters. At last we arrived at
our Top 3 Director Finalists who were then flown out to Hollywood for
meetings with the Screenplay Contest Finalists and the Review Panel.
ABOUT MALOOF MOTION PICTURES
Maloof Motion Pictures, a division of Maloof Productions which
encompasses film, television, music and other areas, is an entertainment
production company founded in April 2004 by the Maloof family, whose
diversified business portfolio includes ownership of the Palms Hotel and
Casino in Las Vegas and the NBA's Sacramento Kings. Visit the website at
LivePlanet develops and produces entertainment properties for
traditional as well as digital media distribution platforms, with a focus
on leveraging technology and integrating brands to tell compelling stories.
LivePlanet currently has projects in active stages of production and
development in film, television, broadband and mobile distribution
platforms, working with partners ranging from The Walt Disney Company and
NBC Universal to Amp'd Mobile, MSN and Yahoo! The company is based in Los
SOURCE The Weinstein Company