Studiocanal UK obtains distribution rights for The Chamber. The upcoming thriller from first-time feature director Ben Parker is set to debut at London’s FrightFest later this summer before seeing a wider release in the United Kingdom.
As of now, the company hasn’t offered a date for said wider release, but it is working on arranging additional festival screenings for the film. However, it may be sometime before The Chamber hits American theaters, as no US distributors have picked the production up yet. That being said, the film may be picked up for American release sooner or later depending on the film’s reception at FrightFest and future festival screenings:
Parker previously made the short Shifter, which played at Fantastic Fest in Austin. Swedish actor Johannes Bah Kuhnke stars in his first role since breaking out internationally in Cannes Un Certain Regard winner Force Majeure. The story revolves around a special ops unit that commandeers a commercial research vessel and its submersible to locate a mysterious item at the bottom of the Yellow Sea. When an explosion causes the sub to overturn and take on water, a fight for survival ensues. Charlotte Salt (The Musketeers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Elliot Levey (The Lady In The Van) also star. Producers are Jen Handorf and Paul Higgins. Executive producer is Hugh Spearing. Studiocanal UK, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week, is setting release and further festival plans.
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