Vertical Entertainment has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the indie horror/dramedy He Never Died. Starring punk legend, radio host, television personality, author, (etc), Henry Rollins, the film centers on Jack, a long-lived immortal who subsists on human flesh and avoids all emotional entanglements, as he either tends to outlive his friends, or eat them. Jack is forced to confront his past when he meets the daughter he never knew he had, and must walk a tight rope of sobriety while trying to eat as few people as possible in a violent tale of personal responsibility.
Written and directed by Jason Krawczyk, He Never Died also stars Steven Ogg, Kate Greenhouse, BooBoo Stewart, and Jordon Todosey. It was produced by Zach Hagen and Adam J. Shully. The deal was negotiated by Nate Bolotin and Mette-Marie Katz of XYZ on behalf of the filmmakers, and Goldberg and Peter Jarowey, VP of Acquisitions, at Vertical.
He Never Died, which premiered during SXSW 2015 to great reviews, is also being developed for an eight episode mini-series starring Rollins, with Krawczyk co-writing.
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