RLJE Films has acquired North American rights to the action-horror feature VFW ahead of its world premiere at this year’s Fantastic Fest (Sept. 19 to 26, 2019) in Austin, Texas. The movie is scheduled to be released in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD in the first quarter of 2020.
Directed by Joe Begos (Almost Human, Mind’s Eye), from a script by Max Brallier (“The Last Kids on Earth”) & Matthew McArdle, the film stars Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe), William Sadler (Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Die Hard 2), Fred Williamson (Black Caesar, From Dusk Till Dawn), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, “Cobra Kai”), George Wendt (“Cheers”), David Patrick Kelly (“Twin Peaks”), Tom Williamson (“The Fosters”), Sierra McCormick (The Vast of Night), Travis Hammer (“Godless”), and Dora Madison (“Friday Night Lights”).
According to the official plot synopsis, “In VFW, a group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post and an innocent teen against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants.”
VFW premieres at Fantastic Fest alongside a 35mm print of Begos’s third feature Bliss.