Sony Pictures has picked up worldwide rights to Detention Films’ “Detention,” which just took home the Youth Jury prize at the Seattle International Film Festival.
“This is the best apocalyptic fantasy, horror, science fiction, action- thriller, body swapping, time-traveling teen romantic comedy that we have ever screened. The pace, energy, and awesomeness Joseph Kahn has achieved in “Detention” is completely mind-blowing in the best way possible,” said Scott Shooman, vice-president of acquisitions for Sony.
“I am thrilled for ‘Detention’ to find an enthusiastic home at Sony,” said Joseph Kahn, director and a music-video directing veteran. “I am looking forward to unleashing our apocalyptic fantasy, horror, science fiction, action- thriller, body swapping, time-traveling teen romantic comedy!”
“Detention,” which stars Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games,” “The Kids Are All Right”), Dane Cook (“Good Luck Chuck,” “Mr. Brooks”) and Shanley Caswell (“Little Victories”), follows the local students of Grizzly Lake as they survive their final year of high school. Bringing even more angst to student life, a slasher killer has chosen their high school as his new home of slaughter. It becomes a race against time to stop the killer, which will in turn save the world – if only they can get out of detention.