At the Cannes Film Festival, RLJ Entertainment and AMC’s Shudder streaming service have finalized a deal to release Mayhem, the latest thriller from Everly director Joe Lynch (left).
Written by Matias Caruso, the cast includes The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun (right), Samara Weaving, Steven Brand, and Dallas Roberts.
In Mayhem, an airborne virus infects the corporate tower of a major law firm on the day attorney Derek Saunders (Yeun) is wrongfully fired. The infection is capable of making people act out on their “mosterratic” impulses and viral rage takes over. Trapped in the quarantined building, Saunders is forced to fearlessly fight for his job, his redemption and his life.
Lynch had this to say about the film’s acquisition:
“Mayhem is a very personal film for us that has affected and engaged festival audiences looking for some insane, cathartic fun in these trying times. With RLJ Entertainment and Shudder working together to bring Mayhem to the masses, I am confident that this crazy flick will find its audience in the best way possible. It will be for viewers who want the choice of a big, bold, loud theatrical experience but it will also have the convenience and careful curation of Shudder’s fantastic service. As a fan and customer of Shudder, I am proud to know that we are in great company. Mayhem is coming for you all soon enough!”
RLJ Entertainment is planning a Fall release for Mayhem with Shudder streaming the film in 2018.