Anchor Bay Films has acquired U.S., Australia and New Zealand rights to the sci-fi action film Battle Of The Damned from Bleiberg Entertainment’s Compound B. The Expendables‘ Dolph Lundgren stars with David Field (The Rover), Matt Doran and newcomer Melanie Zanetti. Anchor Bay Entertainment’s president Bill Clark and acquisitions EVP Kevin Kasha made the deal. “There truly is no other film like this on the market, it’s got zombies and robots and spectacle. The visual effects are fantastic and this is one of the best roles Dolph has ever had.”
In the near future on the outskirts of civilization a remote test facility lays in ruin following a catastrophic security breach. The breach led to a viral outbreak that left thousands dead or mutated. All that remains are a handful of survivors, their small armory of weapons and a fleet of the infected. Led by private military operative Max Gatling (Lundgren), they fight the infected and soon learn there are bands of malfunctioning prototype robots also on the march and they are armed and incredibly dangerous.
Christopher Hatton directed from his own script, and also produced with Ehud Bleiberg and Leon Tong. Nicholas Donnermeyer and Lundgren executive produced. Bleiberg and Giulia Prenna negotiated on behalf of Bleiberg Entertainment. Anchor Bay and Bleiberg are also teamed on the Steve Austin-starrer Kill ‘Em All, John! which shoots this summer with Bleiberg selling international in Cannes.