W2 Media to co-finance, distribute ‘Bizarre’

Company handling worldwide sales of horror anthology

W2 Media has come on to co-finance and distribute ”The Theatre Bizarre 2,” a sequel to Severin Films and Mataluna Prods.’ ”The Theater Bizarre” horror anthology.

Deal was announced Friday at the American Film Market by W2 Media CEO John Flock.

W2 Media is releasing ”The Theatre Bizarre” theatrically in the U.S. in January and plans to release the sequel in January 2013. W2 Media is also handling worldwide sales for both pics.

Severin and France’s Metaluna co-produced the original, inspired by ”’Theatre du Grand Guignol” of Paris in the early 20th Century and exec produced by Daryl J. Tucker. Pic featured films by directors Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Jeremy Kasten, Tom Savini and Richard Stanley.

The original producing team will also produce the sequel.

W2 Media recently announced a deal to co-finance and handle international sales for ”The Drummer,” starring Aaron Eckhart.

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