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The Empty Man

Opens on October 23

Director: David Prior Run Time: 137 min. Rating: R

Starring: James Badge Dale, Joel Courtney, Marin Ireland, Stephen Root

About the film:

Based on the Boom! Studios series created by Eisner Award-winner Cullen Bunn and artist Vanesa R. Del Rey.

After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger.

“One of the most promising directors I’ve ever seen”

– David Fincher

About the Filmmaker:

Adapted for film by writer-director David Prior, who won the Audience Award for his short film AM1200 at the 2008 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. Prior has produced and directed Special Edition featurettes for numerous filmmakers, including David Fincher, Peter Weir, the Coen brothers, Michael Bay, Tim Burton, David Cronenberg, Guillermo del Toro, and a feature-length documentary for The Social Network (2010).

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