Orion Pictures to Return; First Title Announced

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Orion Pictures is coming back!

MGM Pictures, who owns the label, made the announcement today to re-launch the company as a standalone U.S. theatrical marketing and distribution label just a mere five years after a re-launch as a co-distributor with Samuel Goldwyn Pictures.

The first title that will be released under the returning Orion label will be Every Day, directed by Michael Sucsy, and starring Maria Bello and Angourie Rice. The film revolves around a shy teenager who falls for a spirit named A, who takes on a different form each day.

Orion was formed in 1978 by three former executives from United Artists, Arthur B. Krim, Eric Pleskow, and Robert S. Benjamin. Some of the titles under the company include major hit films such as Caddyshack, RoboCop, Hoosiers, Hannah and Her Sisters, and The Silence of the Lambs.

The company went bankrupt in 1991 but MGM would buy the company in 1997. In 2013, the company relaunched primarily into television and a co-distributor with Samuel Goldwyn Media. However, under the recently hired John Hegeman, who leaves his position of BH Tilt, one of Blumhouse’s labels, the company is going on a full relaunch.

Look for Orion’s first new film, Every Day, in theaters on February 2.

H/T: The Wrap

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