The Banshee Chapter, a 3D horror film from first time writer/director Blair Erickson and co-executive producer Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes) is now on track for US release this fall, thanks to a deal just inked with releasing company XLrator Media.
Starring Silence of the Lambs villain Ted Levine, Dexter's Katia Winter and Michael McMillian of True Blood, The Banshee Chapter is the tale of a journalist searching for a missing friend who had been experimenting with mind-altering chemicals developed in secret government tests. Erickson reportedly based the film on actual documentation, test subject testimonies, and uncovered secrets about covert CIA programs.
Quinto, co-owner of production outfit Before The Door (whose debut production Margin Call was nominated for an Oscar and won an Independent Spirit Award), stated the company's commitment to fostering projects from talented first-time directors like Erickson. “He has created a movie that is as scary as it is intelligent and rooted in a fascinating and factual historical context,” Quinto said. “We’re excited about partnering with XLrator Media to bring this unique vision to audiences this Fall.”