Vertical Entertainment has secured the rights to the sci-fi thriller Parallel, starring Danielle Deadwyler alongside brothers Aldis and Edwin Hodge.
The film is directed by Kourosh Ahari and written by Jonathan Keasey alongside Aldis Hodge.
Parallel is a remake of the Lei Zheng-directed award-winning Chinese film, Parallel Forest.
The film is the first project under the Hodge brothers’ new production house, Hodge Brothers Productions.
Here is the logline for Parallel:
Parallel follows the story of Vanessa (Deadwyler) who takes refuge at her family’s lake house to grieve after suffering the loss of her child. Accompanied by her husband, Alex (Aldis Hodge), and his brother, Martel (Edwin Hodge), Vanessa attempts to regain her sense of normalcy after the tragedy. But soon after their arrival, she experiences an aberration when she is attacked by a parallel universe’s version of herself. Faced with the reality that multiverses exist, she must reconcile the fact that these parallel gates will either hold the key to releasing her grief or trapping her forever.
Parallel is produced by Sean Lydiard, Jaylen Moore, Edwin Hodge, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Keasey, Elliot Michael Smith and Ann Zhang.
Executive producers include Richie Doyle, Raja Collins, Jovanna Burke, Danielle Deadwyler, Lei Zheng, Chengxi Li, Alex Bretow, Randall J. Bacon and Joseph Lanius, Vertical’s Peter Jarowey, Rich Goldberg and Kristin Harris, Bondit’s Luke Taylor, Tyler Gould and Mathew Helderman. Additional executive producers include Danny R. Carmona, Alex Farnham, Charles H LaHaie, Dean Sheske, Michelle Seanez, Kris Meyer, Ron Baptiste, and Ray Coleman.
Rumble Riot’s Sean Lydiard commented on the deal saying, “We sought out a distributor who shared the same fervor for Parallel as we did as filmmakers and Vertical’s passion convinced us we had found a genuine partner who truly understood and shared our vision and dedication.”
Vertical partner Peter Jarowey said of the announcement, “When the opportunity to partner on Parallel presented itself, we said yes immediately. With critically acclaimed source material and an excellent screenplay adaptation coupled with The Night’s Kourosh Ahari set as director, we knew it would be a win-win. It is the perfect fit for Vertical and we look forward to working with Aldis, Edwin and their team for years to come.”