Fest’s mart makes good with ‘Hood’

Xenon snaps up Snoop Dogg pic

The Los Angeles Film Festival scored an acquisition Thursday as urban and Spanish-language distrib Xenon Pictures picked up U.S. theatrical rights to Snoop Dogg’s frightfest anthology “Hood of Horror.”

Xenon is eying a fall theatrical bow, followed by a DVD release in the spring.

BloodWorks and Social Capital Films teamed with rapper-actor Snoop Dogg in producing the pic, directed by Oscar-nominated helmer Stacy Title (“The Last Supper”) from a screenplay by Jonathan McHugh, Tim Sullivan, Chris Kobin and Jacob Hair.

Three tales, told by Snoop Dogg, revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife. Film features anime sequences from Madhouse that were supervised by visual effects supervisor John Gaeta (“The Matrix” trilogy).

Ensemble cast includes Ernie Hudson, Danny Trejo, Method Man, Jason Alexander, Anson Mount, Daniella Alonso and Brande Roderick.

Producers are Martin Shore, Christopher Tuffin, Ted Chung, McHugh and Sullivan. The Steele Co.’s Gordon Steele and John Baca exec produced with Snoop Dogg.

Arclight Film is repping the film worldwide.

The Santa Monica-based Xenon, launched in 1986, distributes its homevid releases through Vivendi Visual Entertainment.

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