Magnet Releasing, the genre division of Magnolia Pictures, has picked up U.S. rights to “Playback,” the Michael A. Nickles horror pic with Christian Slater among its cast.
Nickles writes and helms “Playback,” which centers on a group of teens whose investigation into their hometown’s shady past unearths an evil spirit that possesses its victims. Toby Hemingway, Johnny Pacar and Ambyr Childers also are among the cast.
Film is produced by Lawrence Robbins and John M. Bennett of Bennett Robbins Prods. Distribution pact was negotiated by Dori Begley, Peter Van Steemberg and Chris Matson, all of Magnet, with Celluloid Nightmares’ Nate Bolotin.
“Playback” will preem digitally in February via Magnet’s Ultra VOD program, prior to a March bow in theaters. Film joins a Magnet slate that also includes fellow genre offerings “Goons,” “Innkeepers” and “ABC’s of Death.”