Phase 4 Acquires Trio of Uwe Boll Movies

Plans theatrical release for drama “Darfur,” set in Sudanese village

Last Updated: March 16, 2010 @ 3:23 PM

Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to three movies from director Uwe Boll: "Darfur," starring Billy Zane, Edward Furlong and Kristanna Loken; "The Final Storm" with Lauren Holly and Luke Perry; and "Rampage," starring Brendan Fletcher and Shaun Sipos.

Berry Meyerowitz, Phase 4’s president and CEO, announced the deal on Tuesday, saying, "Uwe’s genre-bending approach to filmmaking guarantees each film will find an eager audience."

Boll is perhaps best known for directing and producing the "Bloodrayne" films.

"Final Storm," a horror-thriller, and action-drama "Rampage" fit into his usual oeuvre.

"Darfur," however, is a departure for Boll, a call-to-action drama about a group of Western journalists visiting a village in Sudan to gather footage and interviews in hopes of reporting on the atrocities they have seen. When they learn that armed gunmen are headed toward the village, they must decide whether to seek safety for themselves or stay behind to try to stop the slaughter.

Phase 4 plans a theatrical release for "Darfur" this summer, and the film is supported by a screening program in partnership with Amnesty International.

Phase 4 distributes feature films and special-interest content across all media in North America. The company’s slate in its first year included the U.S. theatrical release of Kari Skogland’s "50 Dead Men Walking" and the Canadian theatrical release of Matt Tyrnauer’s documentary "Valentino: The Last Emperor." 

Phase 4 recently acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Brigitte Berman’s documentary "Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel"; romantic comedy-drama "The Freebie" with Dax Shepherd; and romance "Finding Bliss," starring Leelee Sobieski, Denise Richards, Jamie Kennedy and Kristen Johnston.