Universal has dated a pair of Legendary Pictures titles and will release Krampus on November 25, 2015, and Spectral in 3D on August 12, 2016.
Krampus is a horror-comedy based on the legend of a pagan demon who punishes the wicked. Michael Dougherty co-wrote with Todd Casey and Zach Shields and will direct.
Legendary’s Thomas Tull (pictured), Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia produce.
Spectral is an action-thriller about an elite team tasked with eliminating an aggressive phantom threat and will star James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini and Bruce Greenwood.
Nic Mathieu will direct from a script by Ian Fried, George Nolfi and John Gatins. Tull and Jashni on board as producers and the executive producer is Jillian Share.
- Cinedigm has acquired US rights to City Of Peace’s faith drama Identical, starring Ashley Judd, Amanda Crew, Seth Green, Joe Pantoliano, Ray Liotta and Erin Cottrell. The film will open on September 5 on 1,200 screens while ancillary is set for January 2015. Dustin Marcellino directed the story of twin brothers separated at birth during the Great Depression – one becomes a rock ‘n’ roll star while the other suppresses his love of music to please his minster father. Cinedigm brokered the deal with Sloss, Eckhouse LawCo and Amasia Entertainment.