Image Entertainment has announced a pair of acquisitions in Toronto, taking all North American rights to thriller Beneath The Darkness and all US on All Things Fall Apart. The distributor plans theatrical releases on both followed by ancillary roll-out.

Beneath The Darkness is styled as being in the vein of Disturbia and stars Dennis Quaid as a mysterious mortician in a small town who arouses the suspicion of a group of high school children.

Martin Guigui directed from a screenplay by Bruce Wilkinson. Ronnie Clemmer, Scott Mednick and Bret Cullen produced. Image plans a November theatrical release after chief acquisitions officer Bill Bromiley closed the deal with the film’s representatives.

All Things Fall Apart stars Curtis Jackson as a college-bound sports star who is diagnosed with cancer. Mario Van Peebles directed and is in the cast with Ray Liotta and Lynn Whitfeild.

Image plans an early 2012 theatrical release after Bromiley and Brett Dismuke finalised the deal shortly before Toronto with Richard Rionda del Castro of worldwide sales agent Hannibal Pictures and legal counsel Martin J Barab of Hamrick & Evans.