Image 'Stuck' on Theatrical6 Nov, 2007 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Image Entertainment's strategy to generate additional revenue through theatrical distribution took another step with the planned spring 2008 release of thriller Stuck, starring Mena Suvari (American Beauty) and Stephen Rea (V For Vendetta).
Written and directed by Stuart Gordon, Stuck is the story of Brandi Broski (Suvari), who hits a homeless man (Rea) with her car, impaling him into the windshield. Instead of seeking help, Broski drives home and hides the car in her garage with the still-alive man stuck in the windshield. What ensues is a bloody battle of wits between Suvari and Rea.
Chatsworth, Calif.-based Image co-produced the film.
ThinkFilm will distribute Stuck theatrically in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with Image handling North American home video and electronic sellthrough.
Co-producer Prodigy Pictures will sell the movie's U.S. television broadcast rights.
Martin Greenwald, president and CEO of Image, said the home entertainment distributor's combined efforts with third parties on the theatrical release of Stuck underscores a desire to generate incremental revenue across multiple distribution channels.
“Our combined efforts will build upon and strengthen our developing business model,” Greenwald said.