FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2011
ANCHOR BAY FILMS LAND
TWO POWERHOUSE ACTION ICONS –
STEVEN SEAGAL AND STEVE AUSTIN
IN THE EXPLOSIVE THRILLER
Michael Pare Also Stars In The Ultimate Buddy Action Film
Currently Being Shot in Vancouver
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Films announced the pick-up of Maximum Conviction starring two of Hollywood hottest and powerful action icons – Steven Seagal and Steve Austin. The deal was made with Voltage Pictures and covers rights in U.S. and Canada for theatrical and home entertainment. Maximum Conviction is directed by Keoni Waxman and produced by Steven Seagal, Steve Austin and Phillip B. Goldfine. Bill Clark, President of Anchor Bay Entertainment, made today’s announcement.
“Steven Seagal and Steve Austin in one picture – you can’t ask for more action,” commented Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions. “Fans won’t be able to wait for this one. We’re thrilled that Maximum Conviction will be released by Anchor Bay Films.”
Goldfine added, “We have paired two great action stars from diverse backgrounds who bring together action star-power not seen before in an all-action buddy film.”
In the tradition of explosive action films, Maximum Conviction follows Tom Steele (Seagal), a former special forces-black ops operative, who now works for a private security firm (ala Blackwater). His current assignment is to oversee the decommissioning of an old prison. Steele's highly skilled HSO team is led by his buddy, Manning (Austin). As Manning and the team await Steele to join them at a local bar to celebrate yet another successful operation, Steele is delayed by the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners, Charlotte (Aliyah O’Brien) and Samantha (Steph Song), who need to be housed in the facility for only one night. Suddenly, an elite force of mercenaries, led by another former special forces operative Blake (Michael Pare), make an assault on the prison and begin a violent search for the mysterious new prisoners. Steel and Manning team up against the mercenaries in a bloody war to protect the two female prisoners and find the truth.
Produced by Seagal, Austin, and Emmy-Award™ winner Phillip B. Goldfine. Benjamin F. Sacks, Scott Kennedy and Mr. Waxman will be Executive Producers with Binh Dang Co-Executive Producing. Nicolas Chartier and Nadine de Barros of Voltage Pictures will be representing the international rights.
About Anchor Bay Films
Anchor Bay Films is unique in that it offers the creative community a fully integrated distribution capability on all platforms and an international solution extending beyond the U.S. Anchor Bay Films is a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment and is on the ground providing quality distribution with operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, as well as distribution capabilities in other key territories. The company focuses on a platform release strategy for its films with an eye toward maximizing their potential across all ancillary distribution platforms. Upcoming is Corman’s World about Academy Award® winning filmmaker Roger Corman which premiered at Cannes 2011. Films in its library include the critically-acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas as well as the 2011 releases of Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken and Toronto Film Festival award-winner Beautiful Boy with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a subsidiary of Starz Media, LLC (www.starzmedia.com) which is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA).
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