‘New Life’ – Brainstorm Media Acquires Apocalyptic Genre-Bending Thriller for Spring Release

By Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting | March 5, 2024
‘New Life’ – Brainstorm Media Acquires Apocalyptic Genre-Bending Thriller for Spring Release

From the producers of Something in the Dirt and The Mortuary Collection comes New Life, a tense thriller of apocalyptic proportions. Bloody Disgusting can exclusively announce that Brainstorm Media has acquired the horror thriller for North American release after an acclaimed festival run.

Look for New Life to receive a theatrical and Digital release this Spring 2024, release date TBA.

The feature debut by writer/director John Rosman stars Sonya Walger (“For All Mankind,” “Lost”), Hayley Erin (“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”), and Tony Amendola (AnnabelleThe Curse of La Llorona).

New Life follows “a mysterious woman on the run (Hayley Erin) and the resourceful fixer assigned to bring her in (Sonya Walger). As their two stories inexorably link, the stakes of their pursuit rise to apocalyptic proportions.”

Director John Rosman said of the acquisition, “From our first conversation, Brainstorm has been exceptionally collaborative and creative. I feel lucky that our project landed a team who believes that the things which make New Life different – are the things that make it special. I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Brainstorm to bring New Life to theaters and into people’s homes this spring.”

Michelle Shwarzstein, CEO of Brainstorm Media, expressed excitement about the acquisition, “New Life is an impressive debut from John Rosman that will captivate audiences in unexpected ways. It is not often we see a film in the genre reveal such depth and complexity. We are honored and excited to present this very special film.”

I wrote in my review of the film that “Rosman’s assured debut deftly blends genres, interweaving a meditative character drama with bursts of stark horror and plenty of action thrills. The simplicity of the approach allows genuine humanity to shine through; it’s Elsa and Jess’s heartbreaks, hopes, and fate-sealing choices that carry New Life.”

The film is produced by T. Justin Ross, producer of 2023’s Saturn Award-nominated time-travel thriller Aporia, as well as the independent horror darling The Mortuary Collection. Mike Marchlewski also produced the film. New Life’s executive producer is David Lawson Jr., producer of the Independent Spirit Award-nominated Sundance film Something in the Dirt and the critically acclaimed sci-fi horror The Endless, among others.

The deal was successfully negotiated by Pip Ngo from XYZ Films and Alex Peters at Brainstorm Media.

New Life is scheduled to release theatrically this Spring 2024, so stay tuned for additional details.

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