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CinemaCon, Las Vegas—Mar 29, 2017
The Recall, Starring Wesley Snipes, Set to Premiere on June 2nd in Barco Escape Theaters Across North America
Announced today by star Wesley Snipes at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Minds Eye Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller The Recall will premiere June 2nd, 2017 in Barco Escape’s panoramic, multi-screen theaters across North America. The Recall is breaking new ground for immersive cinema experiences as the first movie shot natively for Barco Escape to release in theaters.
On June 2nd, Minds Eye in association with SkyVR will also preview The Recall’s universe with Abduction, a 12-minute Virtual Reality short featuring Snipes that brings audiences into an alien invasion through the eyes of co-star R.J. Mitte’s (“Breaking Bad”) character. Following the VR release and a two-week exclusive theatrical window in Barco Escape, The Recall will open in select 2D theaters.
“Barco Escape is an incredible new way to watch movies and feel like you are completely inside the heart-stopping action we’re bringing you with our thriller,” says Wesley Snipes. “The Recall is setting the bar for how movies should create a mind-blowing experience for fans across all platforms.”
“We jumped at the chance to create one of the first films shot natively for Barco Escape, which is changing the way movies are experienced in theaters," stated Kevin DeWalt, CEO and Producer at Minds Eye Entertainment. “Our goal is to bring audiences unique, immersive experiences with The Recall. We can't wait for fans to join Wesley, RJ and our talented cast in this incredible universe director Mauro Borrelli created."
Key Release Dates:
· The Recall theatrical debut exclusively in Barco Escape theaters, with 30+ minutes of content in the Escape format
· Abduction virtual reality short available for purchase on all VR platforms
· The Recall opens in 2D in select cities
· The Recall is available on all VOD platforms
Directed by Mauro Borelli, The Recall centers on a group of friends vacationing at a remote cabin lake house when aliens attack Earth. Charlie (Jedidah Goodacre) and his
friends Brendan (R.J. Mitte), Annie (Laura Bilgeri), Rob (Niko Pepaj), and Kara (Hannah Rose May) are forced to rely on an eccentric and mysterious hunter (Wesley Snipes) with special knowledge of the attack, explaining this day has been prophesied for years.
Minds Eye Entertainment produced The Recall in association with Bridgegate Pictures Corp, VMI Worldwide and Invico Capital Corporation. North American distribution is with Freestyle Releasing and international distribution is with VMI Worldwide. For more information about The Recall please visit: http://therecallmovie.com/.
Feature film production on The Recall was made in multiple formats including Barco Escape and made possible through the Creative Saskatchewan Screen-Based Media Production Grant Program, with the participation of the Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit and Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
About Barco Escape:
Barco Escape is the ultra-wide theatrical movie format that utilizes three cinema projectors and two additional cinema scope screens for a panoramic and immersive viewing experience. The fully DCI-compliant technology is available in eight countries across four continents. Barco Escape’s exhibitor partners include Cinemark, Cinepolis, China Film Group, Kinepolis, Reel Cinemas, Santikos, and more.
About Minds Eye Entertainment:
Established in 1986, Minds Eye Entertainment is one of Canada’s most prolific independent production and distribution companies, internationally recognized for its commitment to distinctive film and television product and expertise in navigating international co-production and financing. Recent credits include: THE TALL MAN (Jessica Biel), FACES IN THE CROWD (Milla Jovovich), LULLABY FOR PI (Rupert Friend, Clemence Poesy, Forest Whitaker) and FORSAKEN (Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox and Demi Moore). For more information about Minds Eye Entertainment, please visit www.mindseyepictures.com
About VMI Worldwide:
VMI Worldwide is an international sales, film finance and production company based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2010 by Andre Relis, Some of VMI Worldwide’s past titles include HELLION starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, WICKED BLOOD, starring Abigail Breslin and Sean Bean, GALLOWWALKERS with Wesley Snipes, and WHY STOP NOW starring Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan. VMI Worldwide has cultivated an extensive network of long-term, direct relationships with the top networks, distributors and releasing companies around the globe. In the past 3 years, VMI has moved heavily into in-house production on titles including WAR PIGS starring Dolph Lundgren and THE PERFECT WEAPON starring Steven Seagal. For more information about VMI Worldwide, please visithttp://www.vmiworldwide.com/
About Bridgegate Pictures Corp:
Bridgegate Pictures Corp operates as an integrated film company out of Corona, California. The company engages in the development, financing and production of media products including feature films for worldwide distribution in the theatrical, broadcast and digital markets. Bridgegate specializes in commercial driven independent films that are star driven and have worldwide appeal. For more information about Bridgegate Pictures Corp, please visit http://bridgegatepictures.com/
About Invico Capital Corporation:
Founded in 2005, Invico Capital Corporation is a Calgary, Alberta based independent alternative investment fund management firm with approximately $200 million of private capital under management. Invico provides alternative capital solutions, including both equity and debt to assist high quality companies and management teams in making strategic acquisitions, financing capital expenditures and/or growth programs and supporting working capital requirements.
About Freestyle Releasing/Freestyle Digital Media:
Freestyle Releasing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios. A full-service, theatrical motion picture distribution company, Freestyle Releasing specializes in representing independent companies, major studios, and mini-major studios for the purpose of exhibiting their films as first-class theatrical releases. The co-founder and principal of Freestyle Releasing, Mark Borde, is a highly-regarded and experienced motion picture veteran with decades of respected work in the industry. The digital distribution unit of Freestyle, Freestyle Digital Media, supplies quality commercial film and TV content directly to all US VOD/SVOD rental DVD/Kiosks and theaters using the latest cloud-based technologies to automate digital workflow. Freestyle Digital Media provides our content audience a positive digital viewing experience on every device everywhere. For more information, visit: www.freestylereleasing.com, www.freestyledigitalmedia.tv
Founded by award-winning directors, producers & technologists, SkyVR is one of the leading virtual reality production companies in the world. Leading the charge in 360, 3D and Live virtual reality, SkyVR specializes in dynamic immersive storytelling experiences.
About Barco Digital Cinema:
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.029 billion euro in 2015.
Barco is one of three licencees of Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology. TI developed DLP Cinema™ technology working in close cooperation with Barco and others in the movie industry, to develop Cinema Projector and support systems based on DMD™ technology, to meet the requirement of studios, film distributors and exhibitors alike.
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