Magnet Grabs U.S. Rights to ‘Officer Downe’ From Slipknot Co-Founder
Magnet Releasing has nabbed U.S. rights to “Officer Downe,” the debut feature from M. Shawn Crahan, Variety has learned.
The gritty sci-fi film follows a police officer who is repeatedly killed, resurrected, and sent back into the field thanks to some shadowy technology that essentially makes him immortal. It’s an adaptation of a 2010 graphic novel by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham, and stars Kim Coates of “Sons of Anarchy” fame. Magnet is the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures.
“Officer Downe” will debut in theaters and on-demand platforms on Nov. 18. It plans to tout the film at New York Comic-Con in a few weeks.
Crahan is best known by his stage name “Clown.” He is a musician, music producer, and artist, who co-founded and is a member of the Grammy-winning heavy metal band Slipknot.
Magnet Releasing is the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, specializing in films from the vanguard of horror, action, comedy and Asian cinema, and the home of genre classics like Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In, Ti West’s The House of the Devil, Andre Ovredal’s Trollhunter, Gareth Edward’s Monsters, Neil Marshall’s sword and sandals bloodbath Centurion, and Tony Jaa’s Ong Bak trilogy to name a few. Recent releases include the terrifying anthologies V/H/S and V/H/S/2, horror anthology The ABCs of Death, Xan Cassavettes’ stylish vampire film Kiss of the Damned, sci-fi thriller The Last Days on Mars, and Israeli thriller Big Bad Wolves. Upcoming films include Ti West’s The Sacrament, The ABCs of Death 2, and many more.