Cinedigm Acquires U.S. Rights to Come Out and Play

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Cinedigm has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Come Out and Play (El Juego De Niños) Belarus-born Makinov’s English-language horror film that made its world premiere last at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. Cinedigm's theatrical distribution will begin early next year with subsequent roll out across on-demand digital and DVD. In Come Out and Play Beth (Vinessa Shaw) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) vacation before the birth of their child. Francis insists on venturing to a more serene locale Beth hesitantly agrees. They set out to a beautiful island but soon discover it’s mysteriously abandoned and the only people on the island are children. Beth and Francis are left to uncover the mystery of the disappeared adults and a day in paradise quickly turns into a struggle for survival.   Written and directed by Makinov Come Out and Play is produced by Mexico/Los Angeles based Canana.  Pablo Cruz is the producer.  Cloaking his true identity Makinov wears a mask while working with his cast and crew in an effort to enforce his personal vision of a cinema that detaches itself from the ego-driven model of the director. “We'll admit that at first we didn't know what to make of Makinov ” said Vincent Scordino vice president of acquisitions theatrical for Cinedigm. “That confusion ended upon seeing this provocative film. We can’t wait to introduce it to horror audiences as well as anyone considering having children.” “Canana is very excited to be working with a company that shares similar ideas and a passion for innovation ” said Canana’s Pablo Cruz.  We can't wait to see our film released in the U.S. by Cinedigm.  And we know Makinov will be as happy as we are.”