Anchor Bay made probably the biggest-ever deal at the South By Southwest Film Festival when it acquired Xavier Gens’ postapocalyptic thriller The Divide this year for the U.S. in a seven-figure deal. Now the distributor said it is releasing the film as a director’s cut on January 13, 2012 — a different cut than the one shown at SXSW. The plan is for a platform rollout in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Denver, with more markets to be announced. The movie stars Lauren German, Michael Biehn and Milo Ventimiglia in a story about a group of strangers who escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the basement of their New York high-rise apartment building. Things get more desperate as supplies dwindle and hope fades. “We felt strongly that we needed to bring his full vision to the screen, and confident this is the version audiences will want to see,” said Jennifer Roberts, Anchor Bay Film’s SVP Brand Marketing.
Anchor Bay Dates Director's Cut Of 'The Divide'
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