Hollywood based Epic Pictures Group has acquired North American distribution rights, plus international sales rights for Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Scandinavia, Middle East, Africa, India and SAARC for sci-fi epic Colonials directed by Andrew Balek and Joe Bland. Plans for the release are limited theatrical beginning April 7th followed by digital platforms on April 11th.
‘On his mission from Mars, a space colonist’s ship is attacked by a Moon-based civilization and crash lands on Earth. Having lost his memory, he joins forces with the Resistance to save the galaxy from human extinction.’
The science-fiction action film, which features a staggering 2000 VFX shots, directed by Joe Bland and Andrew Balek was written by Joe Bland with Cyrus Cheek for Bland Productions. The film stars Greg Kriek (The Serengeti Rules), Sean Kanan (The Bold And The Beautiful), Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive), Jon Provost (Lassie), and Allie Ayers Lindsey.
Director Joe Bland had this to say about the film; “Colonials is a large-scale sci-fi action feature film with a contagious adventure maneuvering through grand landscapes and epic digital sets. We have the most talented cast and crew you could ask for. Greg Kriek and his co-stars bring the characters to life and make you feel a part of the Colonial experience. From creation to promoting the film on stage at Comic-Con, we can’t wait for everyone to get the chance to watch Colonials in theaters or in your own living room! Enjoy the film!”
“We are thrilled to be working with the incredibly talented Joe Bland and his team on the release of Colonials. He has created something really special that sci-fi audiences will love!” Adds Yulissa Morales-Silva of Epic Pictures Group.
Founded in 2007, Epic Pictures is an independent content studio with the mission of delivering the best-in-class genre entertainment “for fans, by fans.” Epic Pictures produces, finances, and distributes approximately twenty-thirty independent genre films a year. In 2013, the company established Epic Pictures Releasing which is its US focused distribution division. In 2017, Epic Pictures acquired the world’s most popular horror website, Dread Central, and launched its unique horror label, Dread, followed by its AVOD channel, DreadTV. In 2019, Epic Pictures started the horror gaming site, DreadXP, with a focus on editorial, reviews, podcasts, and original streaming content. In 2020, DreadXP began a video game production and publishing division in collaboration with some of the most innovative developers in the independent gaming space.