IFC Midnight and AGC Studios announced their acquisition rights to DEMONIC, a supernatural horror film written and directed by Neill Blomkamp. Blomkamp first earned critical acclaim across the board for his debut feature and sci-fi allegory on immigration District 9 before going on to further success with such films as Elysium and Chappie. Demonic was co-financed and co-produced by AGC Studios and STABILITi Studios, and marks Blomkamp’s fourth film.
“Neil Blomkamp exploded onto the filmmaking scene with DISTRICT 9 and has made his mark by creating films that challenge and subvert the genre,” says Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films. “It’s exciting to work together on this highly anticipated new vision, and be immersed in yet another world terrifyingly similar to our own.”
In Demonic, a young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed.
Joining Blomkamp is Oats Studios collaborator, editor Austyn Daines. The film also stars Carly Pope, Chris William Martin, and Michael Rogers. Neill Blomkamp, Mike Blomkamp of STABILITi Studios, Stuart Ford, and Linda McDonough of AGC Studios are on board as producers. Serving as executive producers are AGC’s Miguel Palos Jr., Alastair Burlingham, Charlie Dombek, Viktor Muller, and Steven St. Arnaud.
“IFC Midnight is an ideal brand for Neill’s first foray into supernatural terror to be released theatrically and in other media and we’re very confident in the job that Arianna and her team are going to do,” says AGC Chairman and CEO Stuart Ford.
IFC Midnight will release Demonic on August 20, 2021.