THE FURNACE + SUMMER OF ‘72 + RAMS + MODERN PERSUASION + ANTI-LIFE: Signature Entertainment’s Upcoming Slate
Signature Entertainment have a host of new releases for the end of January and throughout February, with a diverse list of films below including a tense Western in the form of The Furnace, the Romantic Drama Summer of ‘72 (FKA Tuscaloosa), a Dramady Rams starring the legendary Sam Neill, a Jane Austen adaptation Modern Persuasion starring Alicia Witt, and Sci-Fi Actioner Anti-Life starring Action legend Bruce Willis!
The Furnace (Cert 15, 117mins)
Synopsis: The Furnace is a tense Western set in the 1890s gold rush of Western Australia starring David Wenham (The Lord of The Rings, 300) , Jay Ryan (IT: Chapter 2) , Mahesh Jadu (The Witcher) and Baykali Ganambarr (The Nightingale). To escape a harsh existence and return home, a young Afghan cameleer partners with a mysterious bushman on the run with two 400oz Crown-marked gold bars. Together the unlikely pair must outwit a zealous police sergeant and his troopers in a race to reach a secret furnace where they can safely reset the bars to remove the mark of the Crown.
Signature Entertainment present The Furnace on Digital Platforms 25th January
Summer of ‘72 (FKA Tuscaloosa)
Synopsis: A beautiful yet relevant romance about love and diversity in an allegory of America today, starring Stranger Thing’s Natalia Dyer. 1972. War protests and racial tension sizzle in the late summer heat of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Recent college grad Billy (Devon Bostick) spends the summer working on the grounds of an asylum run by his psychiatrist father (Tate Donovan). As Billy falls for Virginia (Natalia Dyer), a patient at his father’s institute, his best friend Nigel (Marchánt Davis) becomes involved with a radical civil rights activist against Tuscaloosa's power elite - including Billy's father. Summer of ’72 is a film with youthful romance and overtones of social unrest that tackle the difficult topics that are as relevant in today's world as they were in 1972.
Signature Entertainment presents Summer of ‘72 on Digital Platforms 1st February
Rams (Cert 12, 119mins)
Synopsis: The funny and touching RAMS is sure to have audiences flock to see it. In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park) and Les (Michael Caton, The Castle), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together? Inspired by the 2015 Icelandic film Hrútar, but very much its own piece, Rams was directed by Jeremy Sims (Last Cab to Darwin) and also stars Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game) plus Asher Keddie (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Wayne Blair (The Sapphires).
Signature Entertainment Presents Rams on Digital Platforms 5th February
Modern Persuasion (Cert 12, 87mins)
Synopsis: MODERN PERSUASION is a fun, sexy and modern telling of Jane Austen's "Persuasion." Wren Cosgrove (Alicia Witt: Orange is the New Black) is a happy, single, and self-confessed workaholic who, after rising to the top of the corporate ladder, finds herself coming home every night to her cat. When her firm is hired by Owen Jasper (Shane McRae: Sneaky Pete), "the man who got away," long-lost feelings are stirred, giving Wren a second chance at true love.
Signature Entertainment presents Modern Persuasion on Digital Platforms 8th February
Anti-Life (Cert 15, 93mins)
Synopsis: ANTI-LIFE is an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller with an (inter)stellar cast starring Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Cody Kearsley (Riverdale) and Thomas Jane (The Mist). Set in the near future, a spaceship flees a devastating plague on planet Earth with a few thousand survivors on board - the last remnants of humanity. But the ship has a stowaway: a shape-shifting alien whose goal is to slaughter everyone on board. Clay Young (Bruce Willis) and his team are a hardened group of mechanics picked to stay awake and maintain the interstellar ark.
Signature Entertainment presents Anti-Life on Digital Platforms 12th February and DVD 15th February