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Elevation – Vertical picks up the post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller starring Anthony Mackie and Morena Baccarin

Vertical has acquired U.S. rights to the sci-fi thriller, Elevation, helmed by director George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) and from A Quiet Place and The Purge franchise producer Brad Fuller. With a screenplay penned by the creative minds of John Glenn (Eagle Eye), Jacob Roman and Kenny Ryan (SEAL Team), the film is set in a post-apocalyptic Rocky Mountains, where a single father and two women venture from the safety of their homes to face monstrous creatures to save the life of a young boy. Starring Anthony Mackie (Marvel’s Captain America Franchise), Morena Baccarin (Deadpool franchise), Maddie Hasson (Malignant), and Danny Boyd Jr. (Bruised), the film is set to release in U.S. theaters later this year.

Vertical Partner Peter Jarowey commented, “Elevation brings together a world-class group of seasoned professionals, who have combined the fruits of their craft to deliver a film that is not only thrilling but also delivers a cinematic scope that we seldom see outside of the studio system. Its compelling visual elements provide an elevated feel that sets the film apart from the traditional ‘creature feature.’ We look forward to working with George, Brad, and the team to unveil the film to audiences.”

“Working with Anthony Mackie, for a third time now, Morena Baccarin, and the rest of our exceptional cast and crew to bring this innovative screenplay to life was a blast. Anthony, Morena, and the rest of the team dove in head first (sometimes literally) as we shot action scenes in some extremely challenging places — from a working ski lift high in the Colorado Rockies, to an active mine under a mile of rock — all to enhance the theatrical experience of the film. We are thrilled to partner with Vertical to put this film in theaters all across the country later this year.”

The film’s producers include Fuller, Nolfi, John Glenn, Lyrical Media’s Alex Black and Natalie Sellers Jeremy Kipp Walker, Joel Viertel, and Anthony Mackie. Lyrical’s Jon Rosenberg served as executive producer and the company led the development, production, and financing of the project.

Vertical’s Jarowey and SVP of Acquisitions Tony Piantedosi negotiated the deal on behalf of Vertical; UTA’s Independent Film Group and CAA Media Finance negotiated the deal on behalf of the production.

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