Liddell Entertainment has acquired US theatrical rights to Marcus Dunstan’s horror-thriller The Collector.

Dunstan directed from a script he wrote with Patrick Melton. Fortress Features’ Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti and Imaginarium Entertainment Group’s Julie Richardson produced.

Josh Stewart, Daniella Alonso, Michael Reilly Burke, Andrea Roth, Madeline Zima, Karley Scott-Collins, Robert Wisdom and Juan Fernandez star.

The story follows a handyman who wants to rob a family’s country house, only to discover something more sinister already happening there.

Liddell will work with Freestyle Releasing for a July 31 launch.

Dunstan and Melton have written Feast (Project Greenlight) and Saw IV, Saw V and the upcoming Saw VI.

“Marcus and Patrick have come up with a unique twist on the home invasion thriller that we think will have people gripping their seats,” said Liddell Entertainment president Mickey Liddell. “With its stylized blend of action and horror, the movie delivers on every level.”

“In a summer boasting fist-fighting robots and 3-D floating homes, Mickey and his team are more than up to the challenge of delivering an adult horror-thriller to moviegoers seeking a shock to the system,” added Dunstan and Melton. “We’re beyond lucky to have such a passionate force behind a film we can’t wait to unleash.” 

Liddell was repped in the deal by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.