Duo to produce a slate of genre pics

News from the American Film Market: Accelerator is partnering with Fangoria Entertainment’s Gravesend Film Enterprises to produce a slate of films.

The first will be a remake of Bob Clark’s 1973 zombie flick, “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things.” Production is set to begin spring 2011. The second will be “Cleopatra Brimstone,” about a graduate student who turns murderous. Based on the novel Elizabeth Hand, the film will start shooting in summer 2011.

The deal was brokered Robbie Little, co-president of Accelerator, and Gravesend heads Thomas DeFeo and Steven Mackler. All three will executive produce.

Accelerator’s parent co., The Little Film Company, will handle worldwide sales.

Mackler said the partnership is perfect for Fangoria as it moves into film production: “Robbie really understands the genre and the Fangoria brand name and I can’t think of a better fit for us,” he said.

Accelerator launched at Cannes this year. It is screening “The Clinic” and “Urban Explorer” at this year’s AFM.

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