The mystery of ‘Mandy Lane’ has been solved.
Senator Entertainment has picked up the US distribution rights to Occupant Films’ horror feature “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” which was originally scheduled for a limited release this coming Friday.
The Weinstein Co. picked up worldwide rights at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but in recent weeks it became clear the studio was essentially dumping it as no marketing material became available.
Inside sources claim there were big differences of opinion as to both the scale of the release and to its marketing. The recent failures of Weinstein’s “Grindhouse” feature, and the downturn in horror flicks in general, only exacerbated the problem.
Now, Senator plans to release “Mandy Lane” on 1,000-plus screens in early 2008. Directed by Jonathan Levine and written by Jacob Forman, “Mandy Lane” stars Amber Heard as an idolized high school student who accompanies five friends on a weekend trip to a ranch, where each is eliminated by a mysterious killer.