Toa Fraser's New Hostage Thriller, 6 DAYS, Lands Multiterritorial Deals With A Fall U.S. Release

Director Toa Fraser's new hostage thriller, 6 Days, has long been completed with a cast that primarily includes Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish and Mark Strong. Official images and promotional assets began rolling out a few years ago with release details yet to be known until this week with reports of sweeping international territories by XYZ Films which also includes the U.S. via Vertical Entertainment.

In April 1980 armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen the likes of and which would change the world forever.
The film is produced by Matthew Metcalfe from a script by Glenn Standring who executive produces with Nate Bolotin, Aram Tertzakian, Peter Hampden, Gavin Poolman and Andrea Scarso. Vertical will be premiering the film this Fall in the U.S. with Netflix landing it internationally as a Netflix Original Films release in France, Germany, Latin America, Japan, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Italy and Switzerland among the included locations.

Other distributors will be Icon for the UK, Transmission for Australia and New Zealand, Film4You in Portugal, A Contracorriente in Spain, Falcon for the Middle East, Calinos for Turkey, PT Prima for Indonesia, Double & Joy for S. Korea, Fox for pan-Asian pay-TV and HGC for China.

“Jamie, Abbie and Mark put forth excellent performances,” Vertical co-president Rich Goldberg said. “We cannot wait begin working with the 6 Days producing team and XYZ Films again to bring this true story to audiences later this year.” 
Metcalfe added; “I am excited to be working Vertical, Netflix and all of our distribution partners to bring this incredible true story to audiences worldwide. 
“The events surrounding the siege at No.16 Princes Gate, London, in May 1980 were unprecedented for the time and Toa Fraser’s adaptation of the events reveals a tense, dramatic and confrontational story that could not be more relevant to our world today.”
6 Days is the fifth feature film from Fraser who last directed the 2014 coming-of-age Maori martial arts adventure, The Dead Lands which Standring also wrote.

Stay tuned for more info on 6 Days.


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