XYZ Films has just snagged Mark Meir‘s Faustian morality tale, The Summoned, and fast-tracked it for a July release following Its premiere last night at the Overlook Film Festival.
In the film, young Elijah ( J. Quinton Johnson) attends a self-help retreat with his rock-star girlfriend Lyn, unaware that the enigmatic doctor who runs the estate has summoned him here to settle a generations-old supernatural debt.
Directed by Mark Meir from the script written by Jewish-Ukrainian writer Yuri Baranovsky, The Summoned‘s cast includes J. Quinton Johnson (Hamilton on Broadway, AMC’s The Son), Emma Fitzpatrick (“The Social Network”), Salvador Chacon (FX’s Mayans M.C.), Angela Gulner (Netflix’s GLOW), and Freddy Douglas (Hallmark’s The Odyssey). A Wicked Myth and Happy Little Guillotine Studios co-production, the picture is Produced by Baranovsky, Meir, Gulner, Justin Mark Morrison, and Dashiell Reinhardt.
“All I can say is that I felt summoned to work on THE SUMMONED! Mark, Yuri, and Angela created something smart and scary, and I can’t wait to show this to as many people as possible!” James Emanuel Shapiro, XYZ Films’ Executive Vice President of US Distribution, notes.
“THE SUMMONED director Mark Meir adds, “We are thrilled to have XYZ bring this film to audiences. As leaders in the genre space, we’re honored to be among their titles.”