What follows is the press release for XLrator acquiring the U.S rights to Warhouse
LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2013) – XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to the psychological thriller WARHOUSE for release later this year. Written and directed by Luke Massey, the film stars Joseph Morgan (The Immortals), who plays “Klaus” on the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” and its new spin-off series “The Originals” which premieres April 25th. The film co-stars Matt Ryan and William Troughton. WARHOUSE was co-written and produced by Benjamin Read.
“We are thrilled to be working with the incredibly talented team of Luke Massey and Joseph Morgan. Those who only know Joseph from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ will be blown away by his mesmerizing performance in WARHOUSE. He’s one of the brightest young actors working today,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.
The story follows Royal Marine A.J. Budd (Joseph Morgan) who awakens in a mysterious house. Trapped alone in an unchanging prison of unbreakable routines and fighting for his life against grotesque inhuman opponents, he must kill every day or die himself. As days stretch into years, the isolation and unceasing violence threaten his very soul. The only note of hope lies in the journals of a former prisoner, WWI officer Lieutenant Edward Sterling (Matt Ryan), which he discovers behind a secret wall. Sterling’s diaries help the young Marine stay alive in the forsaken prison. But what dark fate befell their author? The stories of the two men from different eras interweave as their desperation to escape the “Warhouse” and its endless killing leads them both to take terrible measures.
The deal was negotiated by Gordon and Lea Flome of XLrator Media and Jason Moring of Double Dutch International (www.doubledutchmedia.ca), who is handling global sales for the film.