WWE Gets The Day

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The cast of The Day

The cast of The Day

Following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, WWE Studios has picked up distribution rights to The Day, an action thriller directed by Doug Aarniokoski and starring Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Michael Eklund, Cory Hardrict, Dominic Monaghan, and Shannyn Sossamon. The Day was written by Luke Passmore with Aarniokoski, Michael Finley, Tim James, Antonina Armato and Ross M. Dinerstein executive producing.
 
The Day is a renegade thrill-ride that will not disappoint audiences,” said WWE Studios President Michael Luisi announcing the acquisition. “We went to Toronto looking for films to showcase and expand the WWE Studios brand and found exactly that with Doug’s exceptional film.”
 
Added director Aarniokoski, “The Day has been a wild ride from start to finish and we are very excited that we have found the right home to get the film out to the fans in a big way. We could not be happier to be in business with WWE Studios.”
 
The Day Plot [Courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival]:
 
“A group of travellers armed with shotguns, axes and machetes walks the back roads of a ravaged landscape where the natural cycle of life has long been stunted. Once twelve, these survivors’ numbers have dwindled down to five. They’re constantly on the move, but when one of their members becomes ill and slows down the pace, they’re forced to seek shelter in an abandoned farmhouse.
 
Rest is not an option, and they take stock of their ammunition supply. Haunted by ghosts of their past lives, this tightly knit group is united by their clear-headed leader Rick (Dominic Monaghan of Lost and Lord of the Rings fame), but have also recently accepted a silent and defiant newcomer, Mary (Ashley Bell), into their fold. Soon the exhausted survivors will have to make a stand against a brutal world from which they can no longer run.”
 
Source: WWE Studios – September 15, 2011
 

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