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Isaac Ezban’s “PARALLEL” lands U.S. distribution

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The filmmaker behind THE INCIDENT and THE SIMILARS will see his first English-language film hit the States before year’s end.

Vertical Entertainment has announced that it has grabbed U.S. rights to PARALLEL, which Isaac Ezban directed from a script by Scott Blaszak, and will release it to select theaters and VOD December 11. Martin Wallström, Georgia King, Aml Ameen, Mark O’Brien, Alyssa Diaz and Kathleen Quinlan star, with cinematography by Karim Hussain (POSSESSOR, RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE). According to the official synopsis, the movie “focuses on four friends who stumble upon a mirror that serves as a portal to a ‘multiverse.’ They soon discover that importing knowledge from the other side in order to better their lives brings increasingly dangerous consequences.”

“PARALLEL is a film that blends genres–science fiction, horror and even comedy–in a uniquely satisfying way,” says Vertical co-president Rich Goldberg. “The ensemble cast features some fresh new faces on the brink, and we’re happy that the film will be opening this December.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.