Anchor Bay Picks Up Kaare Andrews' Monster Movie Altitude
by Alex Billington
May 22, 2010
Source: Heat Vision
It was announced yesterday that Anchor Bay Entertainment has picked up US distribution rights to Kaare Andrews' Altitude, the mid-air monster movie that we've featured the trailer for previously. No release date has been set yet, but I'm hoping this means we'll see it by the end of the year, since we've been waiting at least for this already and it looks awesome. Written by Paul A. Birkett, Altitude follows a group of teens on a weekend getaway aboard a small plane that suddenly turns deadly when they encounter a supernatural force. It seems heavily inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, but other than that we don't know really they encounter.
"Anchor Bay has an outstanding reputation for releasing films that provide audiences with the thrills and chills they crave and Altitude is a work that delivers both in a very fresh new way," says Anchor Bay's Kevin Kasha. Altitude is directed by Canadian filmmaker Kaare Andrews, who is making his feature debut after directing a handful of shorts and working as an artist on numerous comic books. The script was written by Paul A. Birkett, of Escape Velocity, Mindstorm and Crash Landing. This stars Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Guill, Ryan Donowho, Landon Liboiron and Jake Weary. Anchor Bay Films has previously released Frozen, After.Life, Spread, and The Slammin' Salmon. We will definitely keep you updated on their release plans!
I am not sure what to think of this. On one hand, I applaud anyone who will tackle Lovecraft for film (even if it is a maybe), but on the other hand, this movie looks/sound like complete shite.
Angry Chief on May 22, 2010
ya i remember that ridiculous trailer. but good for them tho i guess. hopefully its not gonna be a completely bs movie. mmm giant sky octopus, im getting hungry
lego on May 22, 2010
#1 and 2 - you're being too critical. i just rewatched the trailer and it's not bad. i thought the trailer showed a good build-up of suspense............ i'm definitely interested enough to see it.
beavis on May 22, 2010
I love monster movies and theres just not enough of em (in this decade with good FX)...Im totally in.
Cody w on May 22, 2010
I'm with Cody w.
Xerxex on May 22, 2010
"It seems heavily inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, but other than that we don't know really they encounter." They encounter terrible CGI and bad acting.
PJH on May 22, 2010
refreshing, compared to all the other BS flooding the screens lately...looks like a hit to me....
blasphemer on May 22, 2010
There's a difference between a "refreshing" idea and an idea that's so stupid no one thought to make a movie about it. And comparing something like this to Lovecraft is pretty much just asking for flamewars to start up. Lovecraft's horror is not limited to "things that have tentacles". Lovecraft would never have written anything like this. The trailer DID look like it would be a fun piece of camp, but that trailer was a promo trailer. None of that footage is actually in the film. It was just pitch material.
Squiggly_P on May 22, 2010
No #8 the first totally shit trailer was a promo trailer, the one linked above is the official trailer with real footage.
Cody w on May 22, 2010
The trailer that was released was a completely temp teaser with temp sound, vfx, no coloring, etc. It does not represent the film's look and feel at all. I know this as I shot it.
Norm Li on May 22, 2010
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